Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is among the leading causes of cognitive and developmental disability among children in Canada. Its prevalence is estimated to be as high as 4%. FASD is a brain-based disability and therefore, often is invisible. Every individual is unique with their own strengths and challenges. Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County is committed to implementing child, youth and family-centered services that will improve the experiences and outcomes for children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
The FASD program is a home based program. Utilizing a strength-based, person-directed approach the FASD worker will meet with you in the comfort of your home and will assist you to access the services and supports tailored to your needs.
The FASD Worker will:
- Work with children/youth with FASD, suspected FASD, and their families to develop a strengths-based service plan
- Support connections to diagnostic supports and other services to reduce the communication efforts families might typically need to undertake
- Work with youth, their family and service providers to make a transition to adult services, if required
FASD services are available to children and youth:
- From birth to 18 years (or 21, if remaining in school), and residing in Renfrew County
- Living with FASD, or suspected of having FASD
For Information and to Access
Any person can refer to the program providing the parent/guardian is aware of the referral. To make a referral you can call 613-735-6866 ext. 4128
CanFASD offers a free online course intended to assist anyone interested in building their knowledge and understanding of FASD.
To enroll in the course, visit: https://estore.canfasd.ca/foundations-in-fasd