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About Rural FASD

Turning Interest into Action

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is a diagnostic term used to describe the impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a life-long neurodevelopmental disorder that causes mild to severe impairment in physical, cognitive, sensory, and behavioural development. As a result, individuals diagnosed with FASD experience unique and complex challenges in all stages of life. It is sometimes characterized as an invisible disability.

At Rural FASD, we are dedicated to helping others navigate the complex challenges related to living with FASD.  Utilizing the lived experiences and expertise of peers, families, and professionals we focus on helping those affected by FASD access resources, services, and information that can best support them.

Rural FASD people standing together
Christmas Parade Dancers
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Open Doors

Thank you to our organizational mentor, Open Doors For Lanark Children and Youth, for supporting and contributing to our efforts by agreeing to allow charitable donations to be directed through their organization. Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is an accredited child and youth mental health centre delivering services throughout Lanark County. Our staff members are highly trained professionals in the fields of family therapy, child and youth counselling and early childhood education. 

Rural FASD art in the park event
Rural FASD art in the park event basketball
Rural FASD art in the park event lunch
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