FASD Adult Assessment and Diagnosis Discussion Paper

On November 18 and 19, 2008 approximately 70 key stakeholders with experience and expertise in assessment and diagnosis from across North America gathered in Edmonton to discuss the basic elements of a comprehensive and coordinated system for conducting assessments and developing diagnostic criteria of FASD among adult populations in Alberta. The first day of the forum included a presentation of the current evidence on leading practices in assessment and diagnosis of FASD among adult populations; strengths and limitations of current approaches utilized by leaders in Alberta’s FASD service delivery system; and a facilitated discussion regarding potential improvements and priorities.

The discussions and presentations on November 18th formed the basis of this discussion paper. Participants were provided an opportunity to review the discussion paper and provide feedback, which has been incorporated into this final version. This document will serve to influence more detailed planning and actions for conducting FASD assessments and diagnoses among adult populations in Alberta and will hopefully be beneficial for jurisdictions elsewhere.

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Created: 2013-04-01
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