Double ARC experts in FASD

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Persons affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) need the support of both family and professionals in order to live successfully. Double ARC provides diagnosis, education and support for parents whose child is struggling with the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.

 

Jade is an adoptive parent of a child with FASD. Listen to her describe her struggles.

Our Mission

Double ARC, serves children and their families who are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to reach their full potential through education, intervention and advocacy.

Double ARC is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.

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Our Services

As leading strategists for providing the best possible education for children, Double ARC provides diagnosis, consultation and staff development opportunities so parents, educators, health care providers, and professionals in the social service areas are equipped to support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

DiagnosisMost people with FASD have no visible signs of prenatal alcohol exposure. Their problems may be wrongly blamed on poor parenting or other disorders. Often adoptive parents are unaware their child may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol but they know that their child struggles with problem solving skills, memory problems, impulsivity, poor judgement and may lack social skills.

Your child may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); yet the root cause may be prenatal alcohol exposure.

Early Diagnosis and intervention contribute to positive long-term outcomes.

Consultation

Double ARC is always available to talk about your child’s issues so that we can determine whether we can help you and your child.

We offer consultation with not only parents and caregivers but intervention in the schools and help with the child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program). The IEP is meant to address each child’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals. It is a legally binding document. The school must provide everything it promises in the IEP.

Education

Designed for Education Professionals, Social Service Providers, Parents, Guardians, anyone involved with a child with an FASD; Double ARC offers workshops to help children with brain damage and those caring for them.

Parent Support Double ARC regularly schedules support group meetings for parents and guardians of children with an FASD.

 

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