Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioural problems
- Physical and psychological disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Sleeping and eating problems
- Problems seeing and hearing
- Other problems that can affect day-to-day living
These lifelong disabilities can lead to other problems including trouble staying in school, trouble keeping a job, or trouble living independently. Unfortunately, many individuals diagnosed with FASD may also experience issues with mental health and addictions or come into conflict with the law at some point in their lives.
NorWest Community Health Centres (NWCHC) is one of approximately 14 FASD diagnostic (testing) centres in Ontario. The team provides FASD diagnostic testing at any age.
- One of the few testing services in Ontario that can diagnose through the lifespan
- Primary health care (about half of those with FASD do not have a family doctor or other primary care provider
- Specialized health care related to FASD
- Help for those living with FASD including counselling and peer group support, education programs, and community training
- Parenting program for parents and caregivers of children with FASD
- Information and awareness to prevent FASD
NWCHC also partners with other community organizations to help provide better care for clients with FASD.
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