Working with FASD

We believe in social justice...

A huge incentive for working in this field and working with individuals living with FASD are their successes. Whether the accomplishments are small, large, take a couple of weeks or a year, we celebrate and encourage our clients. We see the growth that they go through; heartbreak, fear, anger, happiness, pride, and friendships. We go through a lot of emotions with the individuals we support, embracing every moment.

We believe in social justice and advocate for adults who may not be able to speak for themselves. Educating the community is essential when working with individuals living with FASD. One of the biggest challenges for our team is helping people in the community understand FASD and how to support and provide opportunities to those living with FASD.

Changes have occurred in our community. More people are willing to accept and welcome those that may be living with FASD. Overcoming stigmas and gaps in services will be an ongoing struggle, however, we are definitely seeing a change!

What is FASD? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. REDI is contracted through the South East Alberta FASD Network Society to enable individuals and families affected by FASD to reach their potential in the community.