About FASCETS Canada

Our work is based on the Neurobehavioural Approach to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) developed by Diane Malbin, MSW, founder of FASCETS in Portland, Oregon.

FASCETS Canada and its two founders have been endorsed by FASCETS.

Services available through FASCETS Canada are designed to:

  • increase understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a physical brain-based condition
  • support approaches that build on individuals’ strengths
  • expand options for developing effective parenting and professional support strategies
  • support existing and new programs in reducing barriers and becoming “FASD Friendly”.

Short term goals of FASCETS Canada include:

  • improve daily life experience for individuals living with FASD and their support systems
  • reduce frustration for everyone involved, from the individuals living with FASD to those living with and supporting them.
  • improve outcomes for both individuals and their supports, including burnout prevention in family members and professionals.

By addressing the above, our long term goal is to contribute to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder.