Elves’ FASD Respite Program NOW Accepting Referrals

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Now Accepting Referrals for 2017/2018

Providing specialized programming to strengthen the abilities of our learners, and their families, doesn’t stop at the end of a school-day.

Within the FASD Respite Program, learners spend Saturdays participating in therapeutic recreational activities designed for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, parents/caregivers are given a day of respite which provides them time they need to take care of themselves, and their family unit as a whole.

The program is operated through a cooperative partnership with Elves Special Needs Society, Kids Kottage, and the Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network (EFAN).

Admission Criteria:

• Diagnosis or query of FASD • Aged 3-8 • Priority given to families who are unable to access other supports (FCSD, Supports for Permanency etc.)

Family Respite

Support and education intended to give parents/caregivers the time and tools they need to care for themselves and their family.

Structured Recreation in a Safe Environment

Child learners spend Saturdays onsite with sta who are specically trained to meet the complex needs of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Recreational opportunities include cra s, yoga, dance, soccer, sensory activities, free play, baking, games, and utilizing interactive technology (iPad, SMART Board).

Program Hours Saturdays – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information please visit: http://www.elves-society.org/programs/fasd-respite/

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