What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a diagnostic term that describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a brain injury and a lifelong condition with effects that may include physical, mental, and behavioural difficulties, as well as learning disabilities. Prenatal alcohol exposure is considered the most common known cause of developmental disability in the western world with an estimated 4% of individuals in Canada having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. No two people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will have the same challenges due to the wide variation of alcohol effects on the brain and body.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Resource Hub provides solution-focused consultations for caregivers, families and the community to increase knowledge, skills, and competence in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The Hub is focused on providing better results and better lives for people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We are putting Ontarians first by raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and providing resources and support. Our goal is to improve the coordination of services, enhance supports and ultimately, improve the quality of life of those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Who We Are:

The FASD Family Resource Worker provides services offered through the FASD Resource Hub, supporting the objectives of Ontario’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy.  The FASD Family Resource Worker provides expertise, consultation and support to build seamless system navigation for children and youth with FASD or suspected FASD and their families.

What we provide:

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Family Resource Worker can provide:

  • Information, develop service plans and help families access services and support networks.
  • Educational workshops, training sessions and caregiver support groups
  • Consultative sessions for caregivers and families with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to access:
    • Education
    • Resources
    • Referrals
  • Assistance at case conferences with service providers who support children and youth impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in our community
  • Support in the planning and development of individualized service plans with an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder informed lens

Who we serve:

Services provided are for children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder up to the age of 18 and between the ages of 18-21 for young people who remain in school throughout Lambton County.

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How To Refer:

CALL THE FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER FAMILY RESOURCE WORKER
CLICK TO COMPLETE A REQUEST FOR SERVICE
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