Programs & Services
Alberta FASD programs focus on:
awareness and prevention
assessment and diagnosis
- supports and services for individuals with FASD and their caregivers
The Provincial Initiatives help Albertans have consistent access to quality supports and services across the lifespan that are aligned with Alberta's FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan.
Alberta is continuously enhancing its capacity to effectively assess and diagnose individuals who may be affected by FASD. From 2008 to 2014, 1,081 people accessed assessment and diagnosis services through the FASD Service Networks.
By 2017, it is estimated that Albertans will access approximately 900 assessment and diagnosis services per year.
FASD programs and services across Alberta actively promote that drinking no alcohol during pregnancy is best; no exposure equals no risk! These awareness and prevention programs target diverse populations, ranging from women at risk of giving birth to a child with FASD to frontline healthcare practitioners working with individuals with FASD or their caregivers.
The Alberta FASD Service Networks fund numerous community-based organizations that provide a wide variety of support services to individuals across the lifespan. In 2013/14 Albertans accessed support services more than 2,200 times.