FASD & the Justice System
Re E.S.N., 2013 YKSC 89 (Gower J.) Application by PGT to cancel a guardianship order for adult with FASD – assertion that adult sufficiently capable to deal with affairs and can manage without a guardian relying on family, community and government supports – FAS Evaluation describes adult as ‘essentially a young child trying to cope with adult expectations’, ‘very socially vulnerable’, with a ‘severe disability and requires significant supports in all areas of personal functioning’ – proposed substitute decision-makers not adequate –deemed incapable in financial, legal, health care or personal matters – application denied.