Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

In partnership with De dwa de dehs nye e>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHAC), the Developmental Pediatric and Rehabilitation (DPR) Program provides assessment and diagnostic services for children and youth up to 18 years old, with a query of FASD, who identify as Indigenous, and reside in Hamilton, Brantford, or Niagara.

This service is operated by DAHAC and complemented by DPR. The multi-disciplinary team consists of:

  • DAHAC: Primary Care NP/MD and FASD Coordinators
  • DPR: Psychologist, Psychometrist, Developmental Pediatrician

For more information, visit the Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation page for patients and families.

Patients/Conditions To Refer

Children and youth up to 18 years old who:

  • Identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit), and
  • Have confirmed, suspected or unknown pre-natal alcohol exposure, and
  • Have neurodevelopmental concerns, and
  • Live in the Hamilton, Niagara, Brant or Haldimant & Norfolk regions

Referral & Contact Information

Referrals can come from primary care or other allied health care providers, other professionals involved in supporting a child or youth, or directly from a family.

For further information, copies of the referral forms and assistance completing the forms, please review the FASD Assessment and Diagnostic section of the Clinical Services page at https://aboriginalhealthcentre.com/primary-health-care/#FASD.