An organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive, compassionate, and coordinated regional responses to FASD across the lifespan, respectful of race, culture, ethnicity, and community diversity.
To increase regional capacity by enhancing existing FASD services and developing new services in five primary areas: awareness; prevention; assessment; diagnosis; and support for our clients and their caregivers.
Why we need your support:
It is estimated that 4 in every 100 babies born in Alberta are afflicted with some form of FASD. An estimated 46,000 Albertans are living with FASD. Each year, more than 450 Alberta babies are born with FASD. The impact of FASD on individuals and families is significant, not to mention the increasing financial costs borne by many sectors of society, including the criminal justice system, child protection, education, health and social systems. Costs associated with FASD lifetime support may run as high as $3 million during an individual’s lifetime.
For more than 25 years our organization has been working to reduce the incidence of FASD—a lifelong disability that affects people of all races, ages, cultures, ethnicities, classes, genders, and sexualities. Current funding allows our Network to maintain existing programs and supports but it is not sufficient to enable us to expand or enhance our services.
In addition to current funding sources, we are seeking long-term and mutually productive partnerships with corporations, government bodies, service clubs, and other like-minded organizations and individuals to help change how people understand and respond to FASD.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: southalbertafasdnetwork.com
OR ON FACEBOOK: FASD Awareness Page