What principles guide our work?
At the Asante Centre, we choose to be part of a world that works together to know better and do better to address developmental stress.
We celebrate the unique gifts of people with diverse abilities, and recognize the right of every person to feel their inherent value through the support of understanding and engaged communities.
We acknowledge that people with developmental diversities are experts in their needs and abilities, and must direct any work related to them.
We do not just follow best practices; we lead them.
Welcome to our spaces!
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Maple Ridge Office
Hello from our team!
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Asante Centre Staff, Clinicians, and Volunteers
Dr. Amanda Lamarre
Dr. Amy Hung
Communication Health assistant
Catherine (CJ) Lutke
Dr. Corina Brown
School Psychologist & PSychology lead
Speech-Language Pathologist - Lead
Dr. Heather Kee
Dr. Hemendra Ramdhani
Youth Justice Coordinator
Dr. John Archer
Dr. Linda Weaver
Dr. Louise Clark
Lead FASD Consultant
Dr. Neil Heard
Indigenous Care Coordinator
Medical Office assistant
FASD Society for BC, Board of Directors
How did the Asante Centre begin?
In 1993, citizens from the community of Maple Ridge, BC, began a coordinated and strategic process to address the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This grassroots-based group implemented their community action plan, which resulted in the creation of the FASD Society for BC (formerly known as the Greater Vancouver Fetal Alcohol Society). This not-for-profit Society was incorporated in March 1999 and is recognized for tax-exempt status as a registered charity.
The Asante Centre is proud to have since grown to include services for families with other complex developmental needs. The Centre team continues to develop our experience, expertise and always our commitment, to best support individuals with developmental diversities, their families and service providers.