1.4.9 Children with FASD

Volume 1:

Agency Standards

Chapter 4:

Children in Care

Section 9:

Children with FASD



This section contains policies and standards relating to children in care of a child and family services agency who have been diagnosed with or suspected of being affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges. More information about diagnostic criteria can be found in the Canadian Diagnostic Guidelines or the Manitoba FASD Network.

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