Diagnosis is the first step in creating a treatment plan for a child or adult with FASD. We travel to communities closest to clients’ homes to make it easy for anyone to get the answers they need about their or their child’s condition. Our mobile, multidisciplinary teams provide assessment & diagnosis for children, youth and adult clients. Anyone can make a CONFIDENTIAL referral by contacting us.
FASD can be mild to severe, and drinking during pregnancy doesn’t always mean that a child will be affected depending on the quantity and timing. We offer full diagnostic services to anyone who believes they, their child or someone they know could have FASD.
Our adult FASD team consists of a Diagnostic Coordinator, Psychiatrist, Addictions Worker, Career Counsellor, Neuropsychologist, PDD Rep, Adult Support Worker and Legal Representative. Assessment & Diagnostic Clinics for adults take place once a month.
Our childrens' FASD team is a robust group of health professionals--Diagnostic Coordinator, Pediatrician, Social Worker, Nurse, Neuropsychologist, Family Support Worker, SLP, OT, and a Cultural Liaison and/or Mental Health Worker as required. Assessment & Diagnostic Clinics for children take place twice monthly.
Complex Youth Clinic team members are chosen by the Clinic Coordinator and determined by a youth’s unique needs. Complex Youth Clinics happen based on the needs of youth clients. Contact us to learn more.
We’re here to help, and we want to provide the transparency needed for people to know what to expect with our referral and clinic process. This section outlines these processes in detail.
If there has been prenatal exposure to alcohol then a client has access to our teams. Upon receipt of a completed Referral, the diagnostic coordinator will send out the Information Package for completion. The Information Package consists of:
Once the Information Package has been returned, the diagnostic coordinator & assistant will compile all necessary information.
The Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic begins at 9:00 am and can last most of the day depending on the level of assessment required. The day-long Clinic process consists of: