The Extended FASD Support Program (EFSP) supports individuals aged 18+ who are living with (or suspected of living with) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Calgary and are currently involved in the criminal justice system.
We support clients, with a focus on those in Remand, through the process of an FASD assessment and provide resources through ongoing community support teams. When individuals obtain long-term, trusted supports and an opportunity to reach their goals it contributes to the overall health and safety of our community.
What we do:
- Advocate and support clients within the justice system and with legal issues
- Refer clients for an FASD medical diagnosis
- Support clients with finding stable income supports (e.g. Alberta Works, AISH)
- Advocate and coach clients with finding appropriate housing
- Coach clients in building further positive supports
How to apply for the program:
- Self-referral or through a person in your support network
- Referred by another agency
- Through the justice system
FASD Action Hall
The FASD Action Hall (FAH) is a non-traditional support group for individuals with FASD and their supporters. Meetings run from January to June, and September to December. They focus on developing skills so clients can advocate for their personal needs and work towards greater independence.
Topics covered include:
- restorative justice
- self-advocacy skills and budgeting
- meal planning – healthy eating
- healthy relationships
- communication skills
- how to access supports in the community
- how to build and support a healthy life style
- addictions, trauma and the FASD brain
Participation in FAH results in clients having a better understanding of FASD and their personal strengths which contributes to an independent healthy lifestyle.