Welcome to Northwest Central Alberta FASD Network

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts of the brain and body to individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD may 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 (CanFASD Research Network, 2018).

There is no known safe amount or type of alcohol, at any stage of pregnancy. The safest option during pregnancy, when planning to become pregnant, or about to breastfeed, is to not drink alcohol at all.

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We understand that FASD can be a difficult topic to discuss, but we are here to be an open, understanding, confidential, and accepting ear to help you through your journey. Send us a message and we help you in any way we can.

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If you are in need of clinical/diagnostic or support services, we have applications forms to help get you, your loved one, or your child headed in the right direction. You can also refer someone to get them setup with support services through our organization.

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