A peer-mentorship based initiative that connected parents and caregivers in need of support to two trained peer mentors with lived experience in the London area.
This program connected parents and caregivers of children (of any age) with suspected or diagnosed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or a complex neurodevelopmental disorder into mentor-mentee dyads. The purpose of this program was to connect parents and caregivers in Southwestern Ontario with similar lived experiences to decrease their experience of social isolation. This model complements the provincial FASD strategy which is focused on supporting children, youth, and families affected by FASD.
Funding for this project was provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.