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Family Foster Coalition of the NWT to launch FASD resource centre

Foster Family Coalition will have 10 spots available for people with FASD to learn life skills starting at the end of May. Courtesy of FFCNWT

The foster family coalition is launching a new program to raise awareness for and assist people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Korry Garvey with FFCNWT says the new program will teach people with FASD rudimentary life skills to help with everyday life.

Participants will not need a doctor's diagnosis and resources will be offered at no cost.

“FASD is very difficult thing to diagnose and we know it happens everywhere,” Garvey said. “We know people with FASD have problems with financial management so we will teach that along with time management, cooking, cleaning and other essential life skills.”

Programming will be available to 10 Yellowknife youths aged 16 to 29 starting at the end of May.

For more information call 867 766 3326 or email Korry at