Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term that describes the range of effects that can occur to an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol.  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a brain injury and a lifelong condition with effects that include physical, mental, behavioral difficulties, and learning disabilities.  No two people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will have the same challenges due to the variable effects of alcohol on the brain and body. 

Services are for children and youth suspected of, or diagnosed with, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder up to 18 years of age, or 21 if still actively in high school.

Who We Are:

As part of Ontario’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy, the FASD Coordinator provides consultation and support to children and youth who may be suspected of or diagnosed with FASD.

A formal diagnosis does not have to be confirmed to be eligible for the FASD Program.

What We Provide:

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Coordinator can help to:

  • Provide consultative services for caregivers and families to help access resources, referrals, and diagnostic supports.
  • Develop service plans to help families access services and support networks.
  • Assist families at team meetings with service providers.
  • Provide consultation and recommendations to school teams and community partners.
  • Support in the design and development of individualized plans based on the child/youth and family’s strengths, needs and goals.
  • Provide educational workshops, training sessions, support programs and groups for families and caregivers.