|Record #: CDR1706||Last Modified: 17 May 2019||Last Full Update: 17 May 2019|
|Social Media||Website: www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/|
|Description & Services|
|Description||FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is a diagnostic term used to describe the range of effects that can occur when alcohol is used in pregnancy. When a fetus is exposed to alcohol, the brain and central nervous system can be permanently damaged. Damage that occurs may be different for each person depending on when alcohol is used in pregnancy. FASD is a lifelong disorder that can create different challenges for each person, including:
Physical – birth defects and motor skills
Mental – cognitive, memory, decision making
Behavioural – angry outbursts, trouble getting along in the world
Learning – poor school performance, trouble with abstract thinking
People diagnosed with FASD may share some common characteristics, but each person has their own unique strengths and challenges. Getting diagnosed early and having the right supports can improve outcomes.
The FASD website is your source of accurate, up-to-date information for Ontario. It will help you find the closest available FASD services, learn about a variety of FASD topics, read the latest news as well as find training. Some topics include: advocacy, school/education, practical strategies, transition age (entering adulthood) and life skills.
|Fees||Service ; See list of Consultants: https://www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/fee-for-service/|
|Office Phone||For non life-threatening emergencies, call or visit ConnexOntario to find a local distress centre or crisis intervention 1-866-531-2600 or https://www.connexontario.ca/
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310
|Crisis Phone||For life-threatening emergencies, go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 9-1-1|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|