About Us

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term used to describe a range of disabilities that may affect an individual whose mother drank alcohol while pregnant. FASD is the leading cause of developmental disabilities in Canadian children, and is completely preventable.

 

With the objective of reducing the number of births of alcohol-exposed babies and to improve the quality of life for those affected by FASD, the Government of Alberta formed the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC). In 2009/2010, as a key component of the FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan a system of 12 regional networks was formed to provide FASD-related supports and services. The Central Alberta FASD Network is one of the networks.

 

The Central Alberta FASD Network provides

  • Targeted Prevention Programs
  • FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Services
  • Advocacy and Support for those affected by FASD, including their caregivers

 

There are only a few agencies currently specializing in supporting the needs of individuals challenged with FASD. While the services these programs provide are integral to the success of these individuals, we are very aware that there are many individuals and families being supported by non-specific FASD programs. For this reason, it is important that all human service agencies have a strong awareness, skill and knowledge-base on FASD.

To do this work we need all people in the community affected by FASD to become members and to become involved with the Central Alberta FASD Network.

 

Membership is free. Please refer to the General Membership Registration Form for more information.