It is important to build capacity through awareness and knowledge transfer within service sectors and the general community to be able to respond appropriately to the unique needs of those living with FASD.
Individuals with FASD present with complex needs requiring multiple service areas including; mental health, addictions, health, justice and developmental services. Building capacity for FASD specific intervention and support services is critical to allow for these individuals to achieve their potential.
As the needs of individuals span across service areas, there is currently no ministry providing or coordinating specialized support services. Through necessity, Ontarians are tasked with the challenge of finding adequate local services for people with FASD.
Being proactive in providing early intervention and support services will lessen the emotional and financial costs on the individual with FASD, the family and the community as a whole.