Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges.
This program offers FASD Diagnostic Services for children up to 17 years of age living in the Waterloo Region. We provide complete assessments, recommendations, and assistance with referral to appropriate community programs.
Referrals are accepted through Front Door at 519-749-2932 or through this link.
THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN FORT AND TEMENOS SHARE THEIR WISE WORDS
The children and youth in our Fort and Temenos programs have wrapped up an exciting project! A key part of this year’s program is self-advocacy and they have participated in the creation of a video about living with FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.