|About||This clinic will assess and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for adults in the interior of British Columbia.|
The mission of this society is to: Use respect, show compassion and demonstrate cultural sensitivity while carrying out a comprehensive and collaborative assessment that will provide a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with the intent to recognize the individual’s strengths and needs.
The vision is: - provide diagnostic support to adults suspected of having FASD who are interested in
identifying ways to reach
their potential and change their life’s trajectory.
- Provide support to caregivers, community support systems; assisting them through the diagnostic and follow up process.
- To advance how we understand and respond to FASD in our communities.
- Participate through community engagement, capacity building and advocacy, to reduce the incidence of FASD
- Honour and promote inclusiveness.
Spec-Team Assessment Society
#104 3402-27 Ave.
toll free: 1-877-288-1088
Spec-Team Assessment Society will provide a complete medical FASD diagnosis to any adult who is suspected of having FASD. Clients can be referred by community support agencies, family members or by self referral.
There are a high percentage of individuals suspected of having FASD in our justice, child-welfare and mental health programs who have not been diagnosed but are suspected of having FASD. THis clinic will provide adults who missed the opportunity to have an early diagnosis as youth and provide an intervention plan for community supports to follow up from.
Once it has been confirmed that a client has FASD, and depending on how it impacts their life, it is possible for them to receive long term support from external sources including government funds.
Parents and immediate caregivers will be able to benefit from the recommendations that come out of having the diagnosis. This information will facilitate the changes needed for the client to self advocate, understand their diagnosis and how it impacts their well being, self advocate and engage community supports to live a supported life. The support is to address addictions, homelessness, finances, employment, mental health and other secondary factors that exist because of unaddressed primary issues caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
The team will also provide an "Outcome Star" assessment which further identifies the client's strengths and skills to live an independent and healthy life style. This will facilitate connections with a community support team and guide the goals set out by the client. This assessment tool will be revisited three times during the year follow the diagnosis The data is able to be used for research and celebrations.
These follow up reassessments using the "Outcome Star" will determine the effectiveness of the support network f
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Assessment
FASD Training and Education
Non traditional Adult Support Group