September 9th is International FASD Awareness day, a day that aims to further educate the public about fetal alcohol conditions and lend support to the millions living with and raising children with the diagnosis.
Read Reach's press release about International FASD day and our education series: Reach education series helps parents of children with FASD
What is Delta Connex, and what services do we provide?
Anyone can make a referral with parental consent to the Delta Connex program.
Download a referral form here > Referral form for Delta Connex March 2010
F.A.S.D. (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can be co-occuring with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.) or mental health issues, among other conditions.C.D.B.C. (Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions) covers all areas within and surrounding the Venn diagram to the left. Delta Connex works with families whose children have these diagnoses or are waiting for a diagnosis in one of these areas.
Building on family’s strengths, Key Workers offer service in three different levels of support.
Some examples of the service provided in each level are:
Who is Eligible?
Families in Delta who have children birth through 19 with a diagnosis of FASD, or have Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions(CDBC) are eligible for Delta Connex services. CDBC describes children or youth who fall with in the bottom 5th percent in atleast one of the following areas: Development and Learning, Mental Health/Behaviour, Adaptive and Social Skills, and Biomarkers.