Your source of accurate, up-to-date FASD information for Ontario

FASD Information for Ontario!

Welcome to FASD Ontario, your source of accurate, up-to-date Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) information for Ontario. This website will help you find the closest available FASD services, learn about a variety of FASD topics, read the latest FASD related news and find FASD training. We hope you visit the site often.

 

Provincial FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) remains very committed to improving outcomes for children, youth and families affected by Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol (PAE) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We are very pleased to share that the Provincial FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project will continue.

We have made some positive changes to the program to tailor our group work to COVID-19 and to make the funding process more streamlined. Please visit the FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project page for more information.

 

Information about FASD

FASD Resources

Learn about FASD topics such as general information, advocacy, school/education, transitioning to adulthood and personal stories from people with FASD.


FASD Support/Services

Find your nearest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder services such as FASD support groups, FASD Workers, Indigenous-specific services, diagnostic services and FASD Action Networks. Support groups that have received subsidies are listed here.


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Events/Training

Find FASD training including live, in-person events, online webinars and recorded events.


FAQs about FASD

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are common questions with answers. Here are some common questions about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


FASD Ontario listserv

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News

Read about FASD news, research and upcoming events.


What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges. Challenges can occur in the following areas of development:

  • 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

Getting diagnosed early and having the right supports can improve outcomes. Find out more FASD information for Ontario

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You can access additional information through the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE) website.