Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects more than 5,000 individuals in Simcoe County. FASD is an invisible physical disability with behavioural symptoms. Individuals with FASD often have health issues and special needs that require ongoing support. When support is not available, people can face challenges related to mental and physical health, addiction, education, employment, and involvement with the justice system. The Simcoe County FASD Initiative was started to help the community develop a comprehensive approach to prevention, diagnosis, and intervention for individuals with FASD and their families. More than 25 partners are working together to create a network of shared capacity where service providers and caregivers have access to culturally relevant information and supports in the community.
In this issue of Evidence in Action, EENet looks at the Simcoe County FASD Initiative. Read the full story on the EENet website.
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