What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe a range of physical and developmental disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
FASD is a lifelong condition with no cure
An estimated 48,000 Albertans are living with FASD.
People affected by FASD may require supports for their entire lifetime to help them meet their potential.
FASD is only caused by a woman drinking while she is pregnant.
No amount of alcohol is safe while pregnant.
What is the Prairie Central FASD Association?
The Prairie Central FASD Association is part of the Government of Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan. We are one of 12 'Networks' across the province of Alberta who work in the areas of:
- Awareness and Prevention
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Supports for Individuals and Caregivers
- Training and Education
- Community Engagement