Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Services
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of people who were prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability.
Each person with FASD experiences unique strengths and challenges. People with FASD may need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation and social skills to reach their full potential.
1. FASD Diagnosis and Assessment Services
Child and Youth Diagnosis and Assessment Services
- Assessments by a number of professionals that may include a pediatrician, psychologist, social worker, speech language pathologist and occupational therapist
- Treatment planning and referrals to therapies and other services
To access services:
Northern Saskatchewan - Prince Albert
Parkland Child and Youth Development Clinic
Central Saskatchewan - Saskatoon
Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program
Southern Saskatchewan - Regina
Qu'Appelle Child and Youth Services
Adult Diagnosis and Assessment Services
- Psychological assessment and referral to a physician/psychiatrist for diagnosis of adult FASD
- Related services including screening, treatment plans, and consultation
To access services:
Northern and Central Saskatchewan
Dr. Gerald Block
306-373-3110 - download referral form
Southern Saskatchewan - Regina
Child and Youth Services
Physicians can also refer patients to the Saskatoon Genetics/Teratology Clinic, Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, 306-966-8112. FASD diagnostic service for adults is available on the first Wednesday of the month.
2. Find Support in your Community
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan is a parent-led organization that helps individuals with FASD and their families recognize themselves as safe, supported, valued and contributing members of the community.
The FASD Family Support Program offers individualized support to families living with FASD along with opportunities to gather, connect and share lived experiences. This program has a goal of empowering healthy families and healthy communities.
Regina Community Clinic
The FASD Centre is a specialized part of the Regina Community Clinic, a health care co-operative. The FASD Centre offers targeted life skills and specialized addictions programming and supports for individuals over the age of 16 years who may be diagnosed or suspected of living with FASD.
The FASD Centre offers education, awareness, support and advocacy for professionals, workers, individuals and families and is actively involved in two therapeutic courts in Regina.
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute coordinates and administers a provincial FASD prevention program, with a speaker's bureau of public speakers on the topic, the Youth Action for Prevention program and other initiatives.
3. Government Reports and Working Groups
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to reducing the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Saskatchewan. Our goal is to provide knowledge, support and timely access to services to support women and families to have alcohol-free pregnancies.
Cognitive Disabilities Strategy Cross-ministerial Working Group
This committee is a cross-ministry policy forum to support an integrated approach to meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, people with disabilities and their families. The strategy takes into account the impact a disability has on individuals and families. Cognitive disabilities include FASD, autism spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury.
The committee is chaired by the Ministry of Health, with representation from the Ministries of Social Services, Education, Justice – Corrections, Advanced Education, Economy, and the Office of Disability Issues.
The FASD Prevention Framework provides a broad framework to guide the development and implementation of FASD prevention initiatives across human service sectors throughout the province.
ASD/FASD Evaluation Summary
A comprehensive evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) programming in the province, conducted in 2013/14. View the summary report.
Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership
Saskatchewan participates on this partnership along with Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Territory and Yukon Territory. Through this initiative, the provincial/territorial partners are able to learn from one another, share expertise and resources. Joint conferences and symposiums are also held.
Manitoba's Looking After Each Other project has developed an FASD Language Guide that provides dignity-promoting alternatives to stigma-inducing words or phrases commonly used in society. The FASD Language Guide was endorsed by the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership Ministers on October 27, 2017. The language guide can be used in an effort to promote the dignity of those with FASD and their families.