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FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Services

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Program Description

Individuals that have been referred to the clinic and have confirmation of pre-natal alcohol exposure are assessed by a multi-disciplinary team. The team follows guidelines as set out in the Canadian Guidelines for standardized diagnosis and utilizes the expertise of physicians, psychologists, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers and other professionals that may be involved in an individual’s life. After comprehensive research and assessment, a four-digit code is determined which could result in a diagnosis of an FASD. The multi-disciplinary team will determine if a diagnosis of an FASD is appropriate. Community referrals and intervention  plans will be developed as appropriate. For individuals that have received a diagnosis, follow-up supports are provided by the clinic.    

Am I eligible?

Individuals aged 7+ that reside in Southwestern Alberta
Geographical borders are defined as Bow Island west to the British Columbia border and Vauxhall south to the U.S. border

Where is the service provided?

The clinic is located in Lethbridge 

How much will it cost?

There is no direct cost to individuals being served

How do I access this program?

Referral forms are available on-line  and can be mailed or faxed to 403-329-4924. Telephone referrals are also accepted

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Referral Form
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Consent Form

Who do I contact for more info?

Lynette Taal, Program Manager
403-320-9119 or

Program Outcomes

Early diagnosis of an FASD assists in reducing the risks of developing secondary disabilities and assists in providing individuals and caregivers with appropriate supports

Online Resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Referral Form
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Consent Form
South Alberta FASD Network

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Initiative

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