New supports for students in Barrie first of their kind in board, southern Ontario

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Funding from the province will allow the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) to provide a better learning experience for students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

A special classroom will be established for a maximum of eight students this fall at a school in Barrie. The program, featuring an SCDSB teacher, a social worker and a child and youth worker, will be unique to the board and the first of its kind in southern Ontario. The board is working with Simcoe Muskoka Child and Youth Family Services and Mackenzie Health's Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences.

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