Dufferin Wellington Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 FASD

As per Wellington Dufferin Public Health COVID-19 recommendations, all face-to-face programs have been postponed until further notice. However, we are still here for you, through a variety of media platforms. Connect with us to see how we can assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to working with you during these challenging times.

Learning Series #1

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Objectives of this session:

  • Learn how prenatal alcohol exposure affects the development of the brain and body.
  • Understand how FASD impacts behaviour and functioning.
  • Identify what is needed to support individuals with FASD.

Presented by: Tara Leskey, FASD Coordinator

Virtual Zoom Meeting: October 6, 2020 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

Register early as spots are limited.

 

Our Cross County Tour! 


Making special deliveries to our very special families across Dufferin and Wellington!  Made by one incredible caregiver and given to all the other incredible caregivers out there!





"These kits are amazing!!! Thank you so much for your hard work! We had a lot of fun"


"We just got the care packages activities kit today and I just want to say a huge thank-you! Sometimes it feels like you're slugging through this (especially during COVID time) on your own, so it was so encouraging to know that the thoughts are there. And delivered on a Sunday no less! Thank you again!! Our oldest can't wait to get started" 


               “We just got ours too. Thank you, Thank you sooo much. Your thoughtful message meant so much. My (daughter) will have a blast doing these. Such a sweet and kind gesture to help put smiles on our kiddos faces.” 

“Our kids also received their bag full of activities this morning and they were excited about opening the bag and were so happy seeing all the neat activities. Our oldest with special needs right away worked on one of the crafts and said "That was really nice for them to give us these activities!" I also want to say a special thank you for including our other children and providing activities for them too so that they did not feel left out. Such a thoughtful gesture.”

“So grateful! We also received one for our son. So very thoughtful and appreciated! Put a smile on his face.”  




Resources for Individuals with FASD during COVID-19

Under our Resources tab you will find a variety of resources for individuals with FASD along with information for caregivers. Visit COVID-19 Resources now!


Looking for FASD Action Group Members

The FASD Action Group is a team of passionate professionals and caregivers who are supporting individuals with diagnosed or suspected FASD.  It is our intention to educate, offer strategies/resources, tips and community supports for caregivers, young people, service providers, educators and professionals.  Our goal is to increase awareness of FASD and make a positive difference. The FASD Action Group meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to join us or learn more, please contact Tara Leskey, FASD Coordinator at tara.leskey@dcafs.on.ca