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Strength, challenge, and support.
If you are looking for such supports as…
- Assistance with accessing to income support, housing, employment and medical care
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships, and a stronger connection to community
- Practical skills such as budgeting and time management
…you may benefit from this program.
To be eligible for the Evolution Program, individuals must have a medical diagnosis of FASD & be over age 18. For referrals, please call: 403.463.5249.
Funded by: FASD Initiative through the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN) and Alberta Government Cross Ministry Committee.
An individualized approach and intentional approach to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a medical diagnosis which can impact the brain and whole body. People living with FASD without support are at risk of secondary challenges. Enviros FASD Evolution offers support to adults living with an FASD diagnosis. 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 inan 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
- Time management
Enviros FASD programs serve caregivers and individuals living with FASD. Enviros helps individuals by:
- Ensuring an understanding of how the individual is impacted by FASD
- Strategy Development
- Follow-Up on Assessment Recommendations.
- Natural Supports
- Professional Supports (School/Vocational, social workers, youth workers, respite providers, etc.)
- Access to other relevant Community Resources.
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (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.
Our Approach (Theory of Change)
Change comes through developing an enhanced understanding of the child’s medical diagnosis. With this information, individuals will obtain a skill set to independently and appropriately adjust the child’s environment. This adjustment allows the child to utilize their strengths and experience success.
- Parents and others in the child’s support network are knowledgeable of FASD and the impact on their child Parents successfully change their home environment to meet their child’s specific needs
- Strength based approach leads to improved self-esteem in children
- Children receive the adaptions they require in school and other community settings to enhance a team based strategy of supports
- Families receive the supports necessary to address grief and loss
- Children living with FASD remain in their homes
- Children are connected to the resources they require to be successful