FASD & the Justice System

Children’s Aid Society of the Niagara Region v. AV, 2010 ONSC 6715 (Pazaratz J.)

Summary judgment on wardship application – parents seeking return of child – plan involved assistance of paternal grandmother – mother with FASD – earlier decision found her unable to parent because of emotional instability, volatile relationship with father – mental capacity precludes mother form having capacity to parent – grandmother not cognizant of mother’s limitations.