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FASD - Awareness & Understanding
 

 

The FASD Network's Supports & Services

 

 

The FASD Network's 
Training & Events

 

 

 

Healthy Living Series

 

      

 Tips for Caregivers                                    

 Tips for Teachers

Tips for Justice Workers

Tips for Support Workers

Tips for Employment

Advocacy: Successes & Struggles 

Transitions: Tips & Strategies

Parent Retreat 2017 Strategies

FASD Wallet Card Template

Information on Guardianship

FASD Toolkit

FASD Unexpected Journeys

In 2015, the FASD Network began collecting stories from people whose lives have been affected by FASD. Now, we have published the completed project, a book titled "FASD Unexpected Journeys." It is our hope that this book will help show the world the truth about FASD. It is with the purpose of ending the stigma and misconceptions that this book was created. Chronicled within this collection are the stories of the challenges that have been overcome, the successes gained after countless struggles, and the accomplishments that were deemed impossible. It is a testament to the true ability and nature of the people among us who live with FASD.

We will be giving the first copy to each individual/organization free-of-charge with a cost-recovery shipping fee. Additional copies can be ordered for $25.00. Please contact the Network to order your copy:
communications@fasdnetwork.ca
(306) 975 - 0896 

Living with FASD Publication

Spring/Summer 2016

Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Spring/Summer 2015

Fall/Winter 2014

Network News

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017 

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016 

 

Other Resources

2016/2017 Program Report

2015/2016 Program Report

2014/2015 Program Report

History of the FASD Network

To order any of the listed resources please contact the Network: 
1-866-673-3276 or info@fasdnetwork.ca

Links to Community Resources

Organizations Working for Prevention and Awareness of FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Public Health Agency of Canada 
Canada Northwest FASD Research Network 
Canadian Northwest FASD Partnership 
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute 
Motherisk 
Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research (CFFAR) 

Organizations Working for Improved Services and Supports

Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies Exec Summ MH Needs Assessment 2012 SK
Provincial Outreach Program for FASD 
The Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
Central Urban Metis Federation CUMFI Wellness Centre 
Aboriginal Family Services 

Health and Wellness Related Organizations

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health 
The Hope Foundation 
Quit Smoking
Addiction and Pregnancy Guide

Organizations from around the World

FASCETS  
FASSTAR Enterprises 
Stepping Stone Center for Recovery 
FASD Lane 
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit. University of Washington 
National Organization on FASD (NOFAS) 
SAMHSA FASD Centre for Excellence 

Research about FASD

Wood, M. (2010) U of S Theses: Towards self-forgiveness and self-worth: journeys of birth mothers of children with FASD.
Schemenaur, C. (2011) Supports to Improve the Lives of Adults with FASD
Mitten, R. (2011) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Circles of Healing, Transformation and Reconciliation, Ke-ge-na-thee-tum-we-in

Documents

Canadian guidelines for diagnosis – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Public Health Agency of Canada
Society for Neuroscience – Brain Facts

Other

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
 

Saskatchewan Cognitive Disabilities Strategy

When someone has a cognitive disability, this means that her or his brain works differently. That person may struggle with things like learning, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, understanding information, making decisions or remembering. Because of prenatal exposure to alcohol, people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have a range of primary physical, cognitive, sensory and behavioural disabilities. This range of disabilities is different for everyone and creates a need for services and supports.

Without services and supports, individuals with FASD are at high risk for developing secondary disabilities like mental health problems, addictions, trouble with the law, education and employment problems, isolation, poverty and homelessness.

Community members with FASD and other cognitive disabilities are vulnerable and almost always have a variety of unmet needs. When the unmet needs are addressed through services and supports, individuals of all ages have a greater chance to live safe, healthy and successful lives. The Cognitive Disabilities Strategy can help Saskatchewan families living with FASD.

What is The Cognitive Disabilities Strategy (CDS)?

The CDS is a provincial plan offered through each health region. It is for citizens with cognitive disabilities. Each region has a Cognitive Disabilities Consultant or a main contact. The CDS consultant can help individuals and families identify needs, develop plans, set goals, seek out other services, answer questions and access the strategy.

The CDS has four main goals:

What Kind of Help is Available?

Every person with FASD is unique and will have different strengths and struggles. The CDS is an individualized program so it might look different for each person. Two important things for you to know:

1. The CDS is for children, youth and adults in Saskatchewan.
2. A diagnosis is not needed to be eligible for CDS services.

Individuals and families have used CDS benefits to gain services like daily mentoring support, respite care providers, aides for parent support, tutors, specialized therapeutic interventions like art therapy or counseling or for support with assessment and diagnostic services.

Contact and access information

Call the Network for more information about the Cognitive Disabilities Strategy.
1-866-673-3276