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Celebrating Strengths: FASD Awareness Month on Global Morning News

The conversation around Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is often focused on the challenges, which is why this year's FASD Awareness Month is about celebrating strengths. But what does a strengths-based approach to FASD mean? What does an ideal support structure look like at home, and in the community?


CASA pediatric consultant Dr. Leigh Wincott has played an active part in several FASD diagnostic programs across Canada. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Alberta and a pediatric consultant here at CASA. Dr. Wincott was on Global News Edmonton this morning to discuss how to celebrate the strengths of those living with FASD, and the vital role that family and community play. Watch the clip here.


Parents and caregivers are able to self-refer to our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Treatment, Resources, and Community Supports (FASTRACS) Program. Click here to learn more, and to download the referral form.