South Alberta FASD Network
Vision: The Community served by the South Alberta Network has a comprehensive and coordinated regional response to FASD across the lifespan and a continuum of services that is respectful of individual, family, culture, and community diversity.
Mission: The Network is committed to increasing regional capacity through the enhancement of existing and the development of new FASD services in three primary areas of focus: Awareness and Prevention, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Supports for Individuals and Caregivers.
Programs and Services Offered
FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic
- Diagnostic services will be accessible to children and youth from 7-17 years of age within our geographical region. Services will include medical, cognitive and behavioural assessments completed by a multidisciplinary team. Assessment and diagnostic services may lead to a confirmed diagnosis under the spectrum of FASD. Once the individual has been diagnosed, an intervention plan will be developed and implemented by our Follow-up Coordinator.
- The Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis state that early diagnosis helps provide appropriate interventions and supports for children with FASD and their families and helps reduce the risk of developing secondary disabilities.
Lethbridge Family Services
1107 – 2 Avenue A North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6
McMan FASD Life Span Program
- The FASD Outreach Program provides education, information, support, resources, mentoring services, coaching and advocacy to parents and caregivers of children who have (or are suspected to have) FASD.
- The FASD Life Coach Program provides one-to-one supportive mentorship and intensive case management for adults suspected of having, or diagnosed with having FASD. This includes assisting in areas of employment, education, living skills, advocacy and building natural and community supports.
- The FASD Transition Worker Program provides a range of supports to youth ages 16 - 22 who have (or are suspected to have) FASD in order to successfully transition them into adulthood. The Transition Worker also assists these individuals in need of a trustee to help manage their finances.
FASD Youth Justice Project
- The Community Justice Project is a partnership of service providers created to increase awareness and management of FASD within the criminal justice system. The purpose of the project is to influence change in the criminal justice system through mentorship, education, and training about FASD and related effects.
- The main objectives of the project are: to influence case management for youth affected by FASD; to divert youth affected by FASD from the system, where appropriate; to make recommendations to the court; to identify high-risk youth and their families and connect them with appropriate services and supports; and to provide community and justice system advocacy for families, schools, and service partners.
Youth Justice Project Officer
FASD Adult Justice Project
- Through training, mentorship, education, advocacy, and coordination, the Justice Project will attempt to navigate clients through the justice system and then set up supports within the community in order to reduce recidivism.
Peak Vocational & Support Services
1804 - 2 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G4
- First Steps is a program that offers specialized services and programming for pregnant women who may have substance abuse issues, women who have been diagnosed by a physician or are suspected to have FASD, or women who have given birth to a child diagnosed with FASD and are capable of giving birth to another child.
South Network Service Areas
- Lethbridge, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Taber, Milk River, Peigan Nation (Brocket)
South Alberta FASD Service Network
217 Coachwood Point West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 6A7