Welcome to the Hamilton FASD Community Initiative

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that describes the full range of harm that can cause birth defect by maternal alcohol consumption in pregnancy.

Welcome to the website of the Hamilton FASD Community Initiative. The Initiative is comprised of two groups – Hamilton FASD Community Resource Team, and the Hamilton FASD Leadership Team. Information about each group is easily accessed by hitting the tabs in the menu bar above.

Hamilton has been a leader within Ontario in promoting the work related to FASD in the community. This is evident by offering the community and beyond dynamic speakers at our conferences, promoting awareness through creative formats on September 9 – FASD Day, implementing a skilled Resource Team ready to provide case conferences, and group training to the community at large.

The Hamilton FASD Community Initiative is pleased to be part of FASD ONE – Ontario Network of Expertise. Through this partnership we share provincially our successes and ideas in order to promote the needs of the FASD community within our province.

Please feel free to check out the great article by Julia Chapman CBC Hamilton around Hamilton – FASD – Awareness Day, which took place Monday Sept. 10/12 at the Freeway Coffee House.  http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/09/10/hamilton-fasd-awareness.html

*New* This video from a Calgary, CA community TV station profiles Myles Himmelreich, who lives with FASD.  The video also features Erin Palashniuk of the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network Video:Calgary man living with FASD speaks out about his struggles