FASD SUPPORT SERVICES
Through our Support Program, we provide services to give individuals and families direct support in their daily lives. Using their in-depth understanding of FASD, our Direct Support Professionals provide individualized support and one-on-one assistance to meet the unique needs of our clients.
Our Direct Support Professionals work with the individual or family to create short-term goals and determine a plan to reach these goals.
Education on FASD
Strategies for living with FASD
Referrals to community programs/services
Advocacy for support and services
Development of life skills
Access to peer support
Assistance with diagnosis and assessment
Assistance navigating systems such as school, health, income support, social services, justice, etc.
Assistance accessing the Cognitive Disability Strategy
Saskatoon & Regina Services
The Network now has offices in Saskatoon and Regina with our Support Program operating in both communities. We offer full-time Direct Support Professionals at each location who are available to open client files for anyone in need of FASD support and services.
To meet the needs of individuals and families across the province we created our Community Outreach Program to provide support to anyone who needs it in Saskatchewan.
The Community Outreach Program provides the same services that are offered in Saskatoon and Regina. When possible our outreach worker will travel directly to our clients' communities to provide support. We also utilize technology such as teleconferences and video calls to stay connected with clients.
This program aims to support people in the same manner as our Support Program, by utilizing different methods. The FASD Network wants all individuals, families, and caregivers affected by FASD to feel they are supported and connected to services.
Saskatoon Justice Support Services
The FASD Network’s support services now include a program dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with FASD who have involvement in the Saskatchewan justice system. When possible, our Direct Support Professional will attend all court proceedings and legal appointments. The Network will also advocate on the client’s behalf to legal professionals and community supports, continue support during incarceration, assist corrections workers to develop individual release plans, and provide wraparound supports and services including referrals to community organizations to help clients reduce or eliminate criminal behaviour and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The FASD Network would like to thank the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for providing the funding for the Justice Support Services.
Regina Integrated Justice Program
The Integrated Justice Program is a three-year project that aims to address the issue of over-representation of Indigenous people with FASD in the justice system. This project is supported by funds through Public Safety Canada and led by Dr Michelle Stewart.
The goal of the program is to assist individuals within the justice system who may experience difficulties due to FASD by advocating and offering them access to a holistic set of integrated supports. These supports include legal advocacy, peer navigators (mentors), courtroom support, assistance understanding and complying with conditions, probation and parole planning, release planning, sentencing support and access to community support.
To access justice services in Regina download and send in a referral form to
Intensive Support Services
As part of our continued partnership with the Ministry of Social Services, the Network offers intensive support services to families impacted by FASD who are in need of assistance navigating the child welfare/protection systems. The main objective of this service is to empower families by giving them the knowledge to manage the behaviours and struggles relating to FASD and to be able to implement strategies with a greater understanding of the approaches and accommodations necessary to increase the capacity of the individual affected by FASD.
To access these services, speak to your Child & Family Program worker for a referral to the Network.
The Network's support services are voluntary. Individuals and families must choose whether they would like support. There is no cost for support services and an FASD diagnosis is not required.
We will work with individuals of any age who are impacted by FASD. When the person living with FASD is a minor we provide services to their caregivers or family.
Individuals or families looking for services can contact us directly or be referred by another organization or support person.
To Access Services:
Get consent from the
individual with FASD
Send the form to
Download and fill in a referral form
Support services can also be accessed by calling
The Network offers a variety of monthly support meetings for both caregivers and individuals with FASD. Support meetings provide a safe, caring, and inclusive space for people to connect with and learn from each other.
If you are interested in organizing a group in your community, the Network can help. We provide workshops on learning how to facilitate a support group, your role as a facilitator, navigating difficult topics, and much more. We can also provide assistance with building and promoting the group.
Caregiver Support Meetings
The Network hosts a Caregiver Support Meeting in Saskatoon for caregivers supporting individuals living with FASD. These meetings are an informative and engaging space for parents to connect with each other for ongoing support. Caregiver Support Meetings provide a safe environment for open and supportive discussion.
Caregiver Support meetings are scheduled every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Network's office (510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon).
We invite caregivers supporting individuals living with FASD in Saskatoon and area to join us.
November 20th, 2019
December 18th, 2019
January 15th, 2020
February 19th, 2020
March 18th, 2020
*Please note that childcare is not provided.
To register for a meeting, contact:
Laura Anspach, Direct Support Professional
Peer Support Meetings
The Network also hosts a monthly meeting for individuals living with FASD. Peer Support is often an effective strategy to help individuals cope with a disability and the effects it may have on their everyday activities. Participating in peer support with someone else living with FASD can teach you different strategies and coping techniques you may not think of on your own.
Peer Support meetings are scheduled every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Network's office (510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon).
Join us for a peer support meeting and discover how it could help you.
November 13th, 2019
December 11th, 2019
January 8th, 2020
February 12th, 2020
March 11th, 2020
To register for a meeting, contact:
Jessica Orban-Fahlman, Direct Support Professional
The Network has started an additional peer support meeting for youth with FASD (ages 15-25). This group is for queer or questioning youth and allies with FASD to meet new friends and have fun while discussing topics such as safer sex, gender identities, healthy relationships, sexuality and more!
FASDiveristy meetings are scheduled every fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at OUTSaskatoon (213 Ave C South, Saskatoon).
Come join us as we celebrate inclusivity and diversity in a safe and accepting environment! We would like to thank the CMA Foundation for funding the FASDiversity project.
November 26th, 2019
*there will be no meeting in December
January 28th, 2020
February 25th, 2020
March 24th, 2020
To register for a meeting, contact:
Riki Yandt, Program Facilitator
Online Support Group
The Network recognizes that sometimes caregivers can feel isolated. The FASD Caregiver Support Facebook group allows caregivers to interact with other caregivers across the province. It is a closed group ensuring that all information posted is only shared with the approved members.
Visit the page to request to join.
Toll-free Phone Line
The toll-free line was implemented approximately twelve years ago to meet the needs of parents and professionals by aiding them to access appropriate information and services in their area. The Network’s support workers are able to provide guidance and advice over the toll-free line to families and individuals who need assistance
Families and individuals that are experiencing a tough time and need the advice of qualified professionals can phone in to ask possible questions they may have about the disability, discuss potential strategies, receive answers concerning assessment and diagnosis, or get help finding resource options in their local community. The toll free line is also available to anyone who is simply looking for someone who understands and can listen to their story or struggle.
The FASD Network Toll free line is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 and 3:30. Please call 1-866-673-3276 to speak to a direct support professional.