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Assessment and Diagnosis

We use the Canadian Standards of FASD Diagnosis to assess and confirm a diagnosis of FASD. After the assessment, the client is provided a complete report featuring the clients strengths, recommendations for additional medical intervention and educational, employment, justice, psycho-social and daily living recommendations. A summary visual report is provided to the client for easy reference in time following. The report is shared with the client and their support team through an interactive process.

We work with youth and adults across all cultural sectors, gender and social status. We do assessments for individuals who are incarcerated and in need of a diagnosis for support in the criminal justice system.

The Importance of Getting a Diagnosis

When the person with FASD is better understood:
– their abilities and strengths are recognized;
– interventions are appropriate and effective;
– they are able to become gainfully employed;
– they are able to access benefits they are now eligible for;
– they are able to return to post secondary education with supports;
– they are able to have medical and mental health needs addressed;
– manage their anxiety and depression;
– caregivers are provided direction for intervention and guidance;/li>
– Decreases the risk of additional challenges in life;
– Facilitates building self advocacy skills;
– Impacts decision making in the criminal justice system
– they are able to (re)build personal relationships, obtain housing and live in their community in a meaningful fulfilling way.

All referrals must be made with the client’s consent, or the consent of the legal guardian. An individual may self‐refer, or be referred by anyone who believes the assessment would be helpful for the individual. Referrals can also be made by calling the Clinic Coordinator directly at 250-938-5022.