Extended FASD Support Program
Advocacy and support for adults living with (or suspected of living with) FASD who are experiencing current justice involvement
Research suggests that individuals with an FASD are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system due to neuropsychological deficits in judgment, understanding consequences of behaviour and learning cause and effect.
Retrieved September 28, 2021, Correctional Service Canada, https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/research/005008-0247-eng.shtml
The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS)’s Extended FASD Support Program supports individuals in 5 areas:
- Justice Advocacy
- Exploration and Connection to Natural Supports
- Referral for an FASD Assessment
- Assistance with applying for Financial Supports
- Support connections to health and well-being professionals
FASD Action Hall
The FASD Action Hall (FAH) is a peer support group for individuals living with FASD and their support person(s). The group designs what the sessions will be and the topics they want to cover over the year. (Jan to June and Sept to Dec)
Participation in FAH can result in individuals having a better understanding of FASD and their personal strengths.
How to apply
- Call CJHS at 403-266-4566.
FASD links to review for important information
- https://canfasd.ca/algorithm/ (medication algorithm)
Alex finds a family at CJHS
Alex has been coming to the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) since he was 16, when the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) he lives with led him to legal troubles. “I’m still trying to learn how FASD affects my life.” Read more