The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Coordinators will work with children, youth and families living with FASD up until the age of 18 or 21 and still attending school. You must reside in Waterloo Region.
In addition, resources can be provided to health and social service providers wanting more information about FASD.
This program offers FASD Diagnostic Services for children up to 17 years of age living in the Waterloo Region. We provide complete multidisciplinary assessments, recommendations, and assistance with referrals to appropriate community programs. Assistance in gathering evidence of prenatal alcohol exposure is available.
In partnership with the Waterloo District school board, a day treatment program is provided. Adapted environments and academics are provided for elementary age children in Fort and for high school age youth in Temenos. Academic instruction, life skills training, social skills development, work readiness and family support are provided by the specialist teams that work in these programs to children, youth and families, tailored to their individual.
Reach For It!
Reach For It! is a collaborative community project. The Mission of REACH For It! is to provide recreational programming for children, youth and their families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
With support from the Waterloo Region FASD Action Group and funding provided by Health Nexus, virtual support groups are provided for adolescents and families that are affected by FASD.
Support groups provide a safe space for adolescents and parent/caregivers to provide support to one another, to share knowledge, and to build skills that are necessary for improving outcomes of those affected by FASD. All groups are developed and co-facilitated by individuals with lived experience.