Assessment - Support - Educating Community
We use respect, show compassion, and demonstrate cultural sensitivity while carrying out an FASD
collaborative assessment using the “Canadian FASD Diagnostic Standards”, with the intent to recognize
an individual’s strengths and support needs.
FASD, Okanagan Valley Assessment and Support Society is a registered, non-profit organization located in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Our service area includes all of the interior of B.C. as well as Vancouver Island.
We are interested in increasing resilience and reducing harm by advancing how we all understand and respond to FASD. This is done through advocacy, community engagement, and building community capacity. We aim to reduce the incidence of FASD and ensure people who are affected by FASD have the support they need to lead positive, meaningful lives.
Assessment and Diagnosis
We use the “Canadian Standards for Diagnosing FASD” to confirm a diagnosis of FASD for youth over 15 and adults.
If your organization or workplace offers support services to members of the public, you likely interact with people who have FASD. FASD Okanagan Valley offers several formats of workshops to help organizations learn about using best practice when responding to youth/adults who have FASD in effective ways.
If you are or know someone who is suspected of having FASD … connect with us to learn more about our support groups and resources.We host Adult, Teen and Caregiver Support Groups