Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)


The purpose of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Initiative is to facilitate the collaborative development of a comprehensive approach to prevention, diagnosis and interventions for individuals and families in Simcoe County.



Through collaborative partnerships with organizations across Simcoe County, the FASD initiative facilitates the coordination of activities to increase awareness of FASD and strategies aimed at prevention, identification and positive supports and services for those affected and their families.  The initiative coordinates training for professionals and families related to positive practices and management strategies, preparing resources for professionals and families and collaboratively building a foundation for formal screening and diagnostic services in Simcoe County.



Funding for the first year of the initiative was provided through the following members of the Simcoe County Coalition for Child, Youth and Family Services; Kinark Child and Family Services, Children’s Treatment Network Simcoe-York, Catulpa Community Support Services, Simcoe County Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and the Specialized Network of Care.  Additional funding has been provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Child Welfare Secretariat and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


For more information, please contact:


Kathryn Reid

(705) 326 – 6502 Ext. 3106 or kreid@catulpa.on.ca


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