FASD EVOLUTION

FASD Evolution is a collaborative community-based program that provides support to adults (18 years old and over) living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Evolution helps them understand their strengths and challenges, and works to ensure they have the supports they need to be successful.

COMMUNITY PROGRAM:
  • Supports individuals in accessing income support, housing, employment and medical care.
  • Helps individuals who have been recently diagnosed to better understand their strengths and challenges in an effort to develop and enhance strategies specifically for them.
  • Supports other services in having an FASD informed approach.

Click here to download the FASD Evolution brochure

 

WHAT IS FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges.

 

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

To be eligible for the Evolution Program, individuals must have a medical diagnosis of FASD & be over age 18. For referrals, please call: 403.295.2944 ext. 222.

 

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

To be eligible for the Evolution Program, individuals must have a medical diagnosis of FASD & be over age 18. For referrals, please call: 403.295.2944 ext. 222.

 

 

PROGRAM SERVES

Males & Females Ages: 18+ years

Accessed by individuals requiring support with FASD

Funded by: FASD Initiative through the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN) and Alverta Government Cross Ministry Committee

 

People living with FASD without support are at risk of secondary challenges. The FASD Evolution program offers support to adults living with an FASD diagnosis to increase protective factors and enhance personal strengths.

FASD Evolution is a collaborative program within the community, working with other service providers and agencies to provide services specific to this client group including:
  • Supporting individuals in accessing income support, housing, employment and medical care.
  • Helping individuals who have been recently diagnosed to better understand their strengths and challenges in an effort to develop and enhance strategies specifically for them.
  • ¬†Supporting other services in having an FASD informed approach.
Enviros provides practical assistance with:
  • Connection to community
  • Developing/maintaining positive relationships
  • Budgeting
  • Time management

To be eligible for the Evolution Program, individuals must have a medical diagnosis of FASD & be over age eighteen.

Enviros helps individuals by:
  • Ensuring an understanding of how the individual is impacted by FASD
  • Strategy Development
  • Follow-Up on Assessment Recommendations
Enviros helps to build an informed network of support including:
  • Natural Supports
  • Professional Supports (School/Vocational, social workers, youth workers, respite providers, etc.)
  • Access to other relevant Community Resources

FASD STORIES

We honor those who’ve been part of the agency and the stories of their time here.

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