Additional Funding for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)Published on September 17, 2020
The Ontario government is providing an additional $3 million annually to better support people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The funding will be used to raise awareness, better coordinate services and expand and enhance supports to children and families impacted by FASD.
FASD affects every community in Ontario and all ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
This investment reflects feedback received from families and caregivers who have asked for tangible, community-based supports and tools and strategies to support children and youth impacted by FASD. The $3 million investment will go towards:
- Hiring an additional 26 FASD support workers to develop service plans, help families access services, and connect parents to support networks and diagnostic services as available.
- Establishing new family capacity-building workshops where families can learn helpful and practical skills to support their children with FASD.
- Training to strengthen service providers’ understanding of FASD.
- Launching a public awareness campaign to help educate people about FASD and the dangers of pre-natal alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Ontario's government knows we need to support families impacted by FASD and help them in ways that improve their day-to-day lives.
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