'We are funded through Calgary and Area Child & Family Services which enables us to work with families who have status with Children's Services ranging from foster families, adoptive families receiving post adoption supports through Children's Services, biological families with either a Family Enhancement Agreement or another form of involvement. It also now includes families involved with FSCD (Family Supports for Children with Disabilities).
The service we provide is very caregiver orientated and can include intensive behavioural strategy support, education around the disability, assessment and diagnosis, support within the school, advocating, accessing resources including respite, recreational programming, day programming, etc. We typically work with a family for approximately 6 months meeting regularly (between 1/week- 2x/month). The child/ youth needs to have a diagnosis under the FSAD spectrum and a cognitive assessment that is not older than 4 years old to be eligible to receive services.
Liz Lawryk is the Chief Medical Examiner of the OBD (Organic Brain Dysfunction) Triage Institute is our consultant to the program and provides a patient specific Diagnostic Interpretation of Abilities Sessions to all of the families and professionals involved if they are interested.
This program does not tie into the wilderness component of Enviros but we do incorporate a lot of Experiential Learning when working with the families and developing strategies.' (information provided by C. Burnett from Enviros)
Enviros Wilderness School Association
13, 2115 - 27th Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E4
Tel. 403 219-3499 Fax 403 219-3466
FASD Support Program Supervisor: Carlie Burnett
Website: Enviros - FASD Support page