Parenting for a spectrum condition such as FASD can be hard to predict. Each child may present with various indicators at different ages. It is a common experience for parents to feel more capable if they are connected to a community of supports that understand.
Accessing resources is dependent on having a clear understanding of their needs, which is best predicted with a medical diagnosis. In addition to trying to create the best environment for your child’s needs, you may face difficulties getting a diagnosis if you cannot confirm prenatal alcohol exposure.
We believe that all families, at all phases of their children’s lives, have the right to safe supports and a community of connections. Whether your child has an FASD diagnosis, or you suspect that this may be a factor impacting their development, we are here to help. You do not need a diagnosis for your child to talk with us.
As a caregiver, we believe that you deserve support as well. At ConnectFASD, we are here to listen and help connect you with others.