The Central Alberta FASD Clinic is for individuals aged 7 years and older who are experiencing difficulties that are suspected to be a result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team, comprised of a Medical Doctor, Registered Psychologist, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, and Registered Occupational Therapist, takes on an individualized approach to best assess each person’s unique strengths and challenges. We aim to identify these and provide lifelong strategies and supports where needed.
Not all individuals exposed to alcohol during gestation have FASD.
If you or someone you know is needing support, please reach out us at the Central Alberta FASD Network.
Anyone may refer to clinic; however, signed consent from the individual and/or legal guardian(s) is required, along with a completed referral form to the Central Alberta FASD Clinic. Confirmation of prenatal alcohol exposure is required prior to the scheduling of any clinical appointments; assistance with gathering this information can be provided by the Clinic.
FASD is diagnosed by considering evidence from 10 brain domains that may have been impacted by exposure to alcohol during gestation. The 10 brain domains include:
- Academic Development
- Executive Functioning
- Affect Regulation
- Adaptive Functioning and Social Language
- Motor skills.
We offer a requisite number of fully funded assessments, based on eligibility requirements. If there are alternative sources of funding available, these will be explored prior to internal funding.
Referred individuals are strongly encouraged to have a support person, or Designated Representative, assist them through the assessment process. This support person will act as the main contact for Clinic to ensure the client completes the necessary questionnaires, arrange transportation, and attends all scheduled appointments.
Please email email@example.com for additional information and to receive a Clinic Referral Package.