May 30, 2007
$4 million boost will help improve quality of life for Albertans affected by FASD
Edmonton... The Alberta government is investing an additional $4 million this year to improve the lives of Albertans affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a leading cause of preventable birth defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
The new funding will be used to establish seven Alberta FASD Service Networks, responsible for providing Albertans affected by FASD with access to:
- Targeted prevention programs, based on a mentorship and outreach model, for women and families most at-risk of having children affected by FASD.
- FASD diagnostic and assessment services by a multidisciplinary team.
- Advocacy and support, across the lifespan, for those affected by FASD and their caregivers.
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