Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder matters. We educate, network, and share resources - to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.
fasdNL leads a multi-year FASD project in Atlantic Canada funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Follow our project hashtag #FASDAtlantic for updates!
The fasdNL Network was officially formed in December 2012. For several years prior to the formation of the fasdNL Network we, as a group of individuals, came together due to a shared interest in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a provincial organization. Some of us have done work in our respective fields with individuals and/or families affected by FASD; others are caring for children affected by FASD. We all share a common interest in this topic and in supporting people throughout the area in which we serve.
By promoting accurate and credible information, fasdNL is focused on increasing the awareness of FASD and related issues among individuals, families and communities. The fasdNL Network believes that such awareness efforts will assist in the prevention of FASD as well as to increase support and functioning for those affected by FASD.
The fasdNL Network gratefully acknowledges the Department of Health and Community Services, the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation (NLC), and the Provincial Perinatal Program (Eastern Health) for their funding and donations.