Phone: 905-890-9432

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a collection of
interrelated syndromes that occur in children born to mothers who ingested
alcohol during her pregnancy. The occurrence of FASD is 1 in 100 in the
Canadian population.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (2004) states that FAS is
the most common and preventable non genetic cause of mental disability in the
Western world.

According to the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
(2004), it is estimated that in Canada, approximately one child is born with
FAS every day, and there is an estimated 1-3 cases of FASD per 1000 live births

Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS) is a limited
expression of the more pronounced FAS. Individuals often exhibit the typical
facial characteristics, but not the full range of symptoms.

Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) is
characterized by central nervous system problems, neuro-developmental
abnormalities, and cognitive and behavioural deficits.

Click here to download a FASD brochure for more information


Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP):

CDRCP provides information, resources and referral
information regarding FASD diagnostic and service options for Peel
Residents. Contact by phone 905-890-9432

FASD resources through Peel Health:

Region of Peel/Health-FASD

Ontario Links:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder-Waterloo

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society

Canadian Links:


The Hidden Disability-A Manitoba Resourc