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Ontario Expanding Diagnostic Services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing $2.8 million annually to expand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services by funding 12 new FASD clinics for a total of 21 funded FASD diagnostic clinics across the province. With this additional funding, the government is investing $10.1 million in annual funding towards FASD programs and services […]

(in French) Miser sur les points forts : Atelier de renforcement des capacités familiales liées au TSAF

Joignez-vous à nous! Atelier de renforcement des capacités familiales liées au trouble du spectre de l’alcoolisation fœtale (TSAF). Le troubles du spectre de l’alcoolisation fœtale (TSAF) est un terme de diagnostic qui décrit les effets sur le cerveau et le corps des personnes dont la mère a consommé de l’alcool durant sa grossesse. Le TSAF […]

New Ontario Groups for Adults with FASD or Suspected FASD

Ontario Social Group for Adults with FASD or suspected FASD Join us to meet others with FASD throughout the province. You will see some old friends and make new friends. During these sessions, we will talk about what matters to you. We will share information and learn something new, all from the comfort of your […]

Introducing the Parents Helping Parents Project

The Toronto FASD Network and the Toronto FASD Leadership Team are pleased to announce: The launch of the PARENTS HELPING PARENTS PROJECT, a phone support resource provided by Parent Mentors (parents and caregivers of children, youth and adults affected by FASD) prepared to listen to, support and share personal coping strategies with other parents and […]

Adopt4Life is expending in more regions, and they are also adding a provincial bilingual role!

Those exciting job opportunities are optimal for people with direct lived experience with adoption, kinship, customary care and/or fostering, who have familiarity advocating for supports for their children and/or providing peer support in their community. Are you interested in partnering with families, service providers, children’s aid societies and First Nations, Indigenous, and Métis, child and […]

NEW: 6-week live online mindfulness programs

We are happy to share two new opportunities for children and teens: 6-week Live Online Mindfulness Program for Kids The 6-week online mindfulness course for children will present a range of strategies to help children learn to focus, concentrate and calm difficult emotions. A variety of valuable mindfulness resources including “Marvin the Mindful Marmot” and […]

Two new Province-wide virtual groups for adults living with FASD!

The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program at ABLE2 is happy to announce the first two Province-wide virtual groups for adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): FASD Educational Group FASD Social Group Both groups will be held monthly. You can participate at your comfort level from the comfort of your home. Join host, Darlene Donnelly […]

New FASD Youth Justice Program Available Now

We are excited to introduce a new FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Youth Justice Program to Hamilton and surrounding areas, which has been funded by the Department of Justice Canada. ALL 4 ONE is a program that provides intervention and support to justice involved youth (aged 12-17), and their caregivers, living with FASD, or querying […]

Outcomes of Children with FASD in the Child Welfare System

Background Children living in the child welfare system (i.e. foster care, group homes) are known to experience more adverse outcomes compared to children who live with their biological parents or adoptive/other family members. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are also predisposed to adverse experiences. However, these adverse experiences may be more common for […]

Looking for Artists with FASD!

CanFASD is looking for Canadian artists with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in their annual art competition! The winner will receive a $500 prize and their art will be featured on the CanFASD holiday cards. Deadline is November 25, 2020. Be sure to check out their website for full contest details. You can also […]