In this area of the site, you will find a range of resources on Fetal Alcohol  Spectrum Disorder from Australia and around the world, courtesy of EU FASD with our thanks. Simply click on the  links to read more or watch. We thank our contributors.

25 September 2022

Dept of Social Development South Africa – #FASD

Dr. Gokce Ergun shared her knowledge of this topic with the SoC ECHO community on September 22, 2022.

Rural FASD Support Network – by Dr. Tony DeBono and Michelle Miller
Tony and Michelle share why AccessMHA was developed, how people can access it and why it is so successful in providing rapid access to mental health support to adults in the rural areas of the Champlain catchment area.

The Physiological Society – Physiology Shorts: Prenatal alcohol exposure and insulin resistance
In this Physiology Shorts video, Lisa Akison (The University of Queensland, Australia) talks about her latest work investigating the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on insulin resistance in male adult rats.

Thenursingpostpodcast – FAS | Episode 114
Today we are discussing FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). We dive into understand alcohol use and pregnancy and how to identify FAS after birth.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) – Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure & Quantification Of Social Behavior-Adult Rats l Protocol Preview
Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Quantification of Social Behavior in Adult Rats –  a 2 minute Preview of the Experimental Protocol

FASD Hope – 154 – FASCETS Friday – FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery
September is FASD Awareness Month!  FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner.

CanFASD – New FASD Resource for Substance Use and Addictions Professionals
With rates of substance use hospitalizations and overdoses increasing, addictions professionals are more valuable than ever. We published a guide for addictions professionals with evidence-based practices to support people with FASD who are in treatment for substance use.

Primary Care Knowledge Boost – Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children (focus on FASD)
Doctors Sara and Lisa speak with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Raja Mukherjee about neurodevelopmental disorders in children. He has an interest in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and this is the focus of the talk.

National Organisation for FASD – Adults with FASD
Adults with FASD live lives of courage every day. This new part of our website is just for you.

The FASD Success Show – #119 Miranda Eodanable Photovoice: young people’s experiences and views of FASD
Have you ever wished you could understand how your loved one experiences the world? What do they think about their disability and what do they want others to understand? Today’s guest is going to help us do that.

NOFASD Australia Podcast – #29 FASD Families with Dr Natalie Phillips
Kurt is joined by Dr Natalie Phillips, who has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and PhD (Neuropsychology) from the University of Sydney. They discuss her research and presentation that won the People’s Choice Award in the “Three-minute Thesis” session at NOFASD’s conference, “The FASD Forum ’22”.

Piruqatigiit Resource Centre – Our first book is here! “Inuuqataugumajungattauq – I want to Belong”
Nala is a young girl who lives in Nunavut. She was born with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), and wants to share her experience and knowledge with others.

NOFASD Australia – ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Recording
ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Shining A Light On A Hidden Disability Webinar Recording

FASD Hope – 153 – Embrace Our Journey with Jeremy Elliott and William G.
It’s September- FASD Awareness Month! Episode 153 of FASD Hope jumps into the ring of AWESOME FASD Advocacy with Jeremy Elliott and William G. of “Embrace Our Journey”.

Emory MSACD – Interventions Following Prenatal Exposures: The Case of FASD | Claire Coles, PhD

Emory MSACD – MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -4| Molly Millians, D.Ed
This webinar will discuss the impact of PAE on learning, academic, and school functioning.  It will review the need to view individual learning profiles to determine how to support children’s learning and interactions across school settings.

The Sunflower Conversations – FASD with Jacob Casson-Rennie
Jacob is 16 years old and lives with his parents in Ireland, who head up FASD Ireland and Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Ireland.

La Trobe Living with Disability Research Centre – LiDs Seminar September 2022: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness and practitioner views
LiDs research fellow Dr Kerryn Bagley and FASD parent advocate Ms Agelene Bruce speak about FASD awareness. Professor Anita Gibbs from the University of Otago, NZ, presents on practitioner views on understanding and helping youth living with FASD.

Wonderland Child & Family Services – Let’s Talk About FASD | Wonderland Webinar Learning Series
FASD is a leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the U.S. but is rarely discussed due to stigma, shame, and lack of awareness.

14 Sep 2022

RNAO Communications – International FASD Awareness Day, featuring Dr Brenda Stade
On #FASDDAY, @RNAO will continue to support awareness on this disorder, with calls to the government on the issue, passing resolutions on FASD prevention, holding a symposium, publishing stories, engaging with the media and collaborating with other organizations.

SABC News – International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
Today marks International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the highest reported FASD prevalence rate in the world.

WCDSBTube – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Presentation

Spotlight on FASD – Season 5 Episode 1 – Celebrating The Launch Of The NICE Quality Standards
Season 5 launches with a wonderful celebration for the FASD community in England. We celebrate in this episode with Prof Raja Mukherjee and Sandy Butcher about the creation and launch of our very first NICE Quality standards for FASD.

Alcohol Forum Ireland – ‘FASD : The need for a compassionate approach’
ENDpae & Alcohol Forum are delighted to share with you our videos raising voices of those with lived experience and asking you to get involved in the conversation.

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative – Public Service Announcement: September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month
No amount of alcohol is safe when you’re pregnant — at any time during your pregnancy. If you started drinking, it’s never too late to stop. If you need assistance, help is available.

HSE Health and Wellbeing – Pregnant woman and midwife alcohol brief intervention
In this video we will look at an example of a brief intervention between a midwife and a young student mother attending her first antenatal appointment.

Pregnant woman and GP alcohol brief intervention

Pregnant woman and social worker alcohol brief intervention

Pregnant woman and obstetrician alcohol brief intervention

Jeff Noble – What I Want People To Know About FASD
Happy International FASD Awareness Day! I asked some of our caregivers and their loved ones “What is one thing people should know about FASD? and this is what they said.

Me and My FASD – The FASD Song
“The FASD Song” was written and performed by TB for September FASD Awareness Month 2022.

FASD Awareness – FASD Case Study #2 – The Revolving Door
Here is one of our case study films showing how important early diagnosis, a correct assessment and obtaining the right level of support is, and the potential impacts if these are not put in place.

FASD Case Study #1 – Steven’s Story

29 Aug 2022

The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD Awareness Month.

National FASD – Raja & Neil’s FASD Book Club – Session 3, The Complex Issues Related to Alcohol and Pregnancy
In session 3 of Raja & Neil’s FASD Book Club, Dr Neil Aiton, one of the book’s editors and a specialist in neo-natal care, reviewed his chapter: ‘The Complex Issues Related to Alcohol and Pregnancy: Evidence, Ethics and the Law’.

CanFASD – Reducing Stigma: Writing and Talking about FASD
The language we use and the ways in which we use it are important. Based on tenets of the Prevention Conversation and the CanFASD Common Messages guide, this webinar gives advice and guidance on how to discuss and write about FASD and alcohol use during pregnancy using a stigma-reducing and strength-based approach.

Emory MSACD – MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -2 | Claire Coles, PhD
Claire Coles, PhD | MSACD FASD Webinar Series  Part -2 | To learn more about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the prevention of FASDs and other alcohol related birth defects

Emory MSACD – MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -1 | Kallio Hunnicutt-Ferguson, PhD, ABPP
Kallio Hunnicutt-Ferguson, PhD, ABPP | MSACD FASD Webinar Series  Part -1 | To learn more about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the prevention of FASDs and other alcohol related birth defects

FASD Hope – 145 – It’s OK to Be You: Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities with Kenny LaJoy
Welcome to the official book launch of “It’s OK to Be You – Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities” by Kenny LaJoy!  Episode 145 celebrates new author, Kenny LaJoy and his new book, which is a valuable resource for ANYONE in the FASD community, neurodiversity community…and many more!

8 August 2022

Current Research in Toxicology – The influence of maternal weight and alcohol exposure on infant physical characteristics and neurodevelopmental outcomes
Higher postpartum maternal weight may be a protective factor but does not eliminate the adverse effects of alcohol on infant growth and dysmorphology.

Bone – Altered bone and body composition in children and adolescents with confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure
These findings highlight the importance of early FASD diagnosis and appropriate post-diagnostic medical follow-up to enable timely, effective interventions to optimize bone and body composition during paediatric growth.

Sensors – A Pilot Study Examining the Effects of Music Training on Attention in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Prior studies indicate differences in brain volume and neurophysiological responses of musicians relative to non-musicians. These differences are observed in the sensory, motor, parietal, and frontal cortex.

Journal of Medical Ethics – Using meconium to establish prenatal alcohol exposure in the UK: ethical, legal and social considerations
While recognising the adverse effects of heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy, we emphasise the case for robust ethical, legal and social considerations and the central need for trust between HCP and patients in maternity care. We conclude the permissibility of meconium screening has not been proven, and it is not justified.

University of Delaware – Effects of Developmental Alcohol Exposure on Associative Memory and the Medial Prefrontal Cortex-Reuniens-Hippocampus Circuit in a Rodent Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This study is important in examining what mechanistic alterations are related to AE and how they are involved in deficits associated with FASD.

Korean Journal of Obstetrics – Prenatal maternal alcohol exposure: Diagnosis and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a developmental and congenital disorder characterized by neurocognitive impairment, structural defects, and growth restriction due to prenatal alcohol exposure.

Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience – Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neurobehavioural development and volume of rostral cingulate cortex subregions
Prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with lower volumes in the right pregenual ACC. This finding may underlie some of the emotional and behavioural problems experienced by individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure.

South African Medical Journal – The tragedy of smoking, alcohol, and multiple substance use during pregnancy
Substance use during pregnancy affects infant outcomes at birth and 1 year of age. The addictive properties of substance use make cessation difficult, so prevention strategies should be implemented long before pregnancy. Higher maternal education, associated with better infant outcomes at birth and 1 year and acting as a countermeasure to substance use, is of paramount importance.

JAMA Network – Trends in Binge Drinking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption Among Pregnant Women in the US, 2011 to 2020
In this cross-sectional study, we found that binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption were higher among nonpregnant women than pregnant women, but the AAPC for both behaviors was significantly greater among pregnant women than nonpregnant women.

Cardiovascular Toxicology – Maternal Ethanol Exposure-Induced Cardiac Fibrosis is Associated with Changes in TGF-β and SIRT1/FOXO3a Signaling in Male Rat Offspring: A Three-Month Follow-up Study
Overall, our data reveal that prenatal alcohol usage increase in fibrotic regions in the pup hearts possibly by regulating TGF-β, FOXO3a and SIRT1 protein levels. These are potential therapeutic molecular targets that can be modulated to protect heart against maternal ethanol exposure.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine – College Women, Sex, and Drinking: Examining the Impact of Pre-sex Alcohol Consumption in Consensual Sexual Encounters
Sex under the influence of alcohol is common among college women and is associated with more distress and fewer positive consequences than sober sexual encounters.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research – Association between sociodemographic, obstetric, and lifestyle factors among Hungarian pregnant women—A cross-sectional study
The lifestyle of pregnant women can have a great impact on the developing fetus, either in a positive or negative way. In order to evaluate maternal lifestyle, overall health behavior should be considered.

24 July 2022

The Matilda Centre – Learning with FASD
Learning with FASD is an online portal housing evidence-based resources to assist primary school teaching and support staff to understand and support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens – Supporting Children with Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure – Brain First
In this episode, Eileen and I discuss parenting through behavior and developmental challenges, with a spotlight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Parent Dashboard – ParentDashboard Presents Event: How to Homeschool with FASD with Natalie Vecchione of FASD Hope. We discuss raising complex kids, Homeschooling, the transition to adulthood and how trades, arts and entrepreneurship are done with complex needs – and how it can all empower your personal journey as a parent.

Run FASD – What is Run FASD?
Run FASD embodies Strength, Tenacity, Empowerment, Hope, and Vision. A virtual 5k event that can happen at your own pace wherever you are. From September 9th-25th, 2022, Run FASD to bring awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

CanFASD – September 9th is International FASD Day
First celebrated in 1999, FASD day is devoted to raising awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to improve prevention of FASD and diagnosis and support for individuals with FASD.

CanFASD – New on CanFASD’s Youtube Channel – A Five-Part International Seminar Series on FASD Prevention
Canada FASD Research Network sponsored a five-part seminar series that brought together 14 researchers from across the globe to share what is known about preventing alcohol use in pregnancy and supporting women’s health.

Fasd Success Show – #115 Tara Soucie-Noble: A Wife in the FASD Life
If you’ve attended any of my presentations, taken my CKS Coaching Course or followed me for a while you will know one of my sayings is “I’m not a doctor, a lawyer or a social worker,” but my guest today is a social worker and she just happens to be my wife and business partner – Tara Soucie -Noble.

FASD Hope – 140 – FASD and Speech Therapy – A Conversation with Christian Hancock
In Episode 140, FASD Hope welcomes Christian Hancock, M.S., CCC-SLP , who is the Creator of Communication with Connection, Owner of Heart and Soul Speech and a Board Member of the North Texas FASD Network.

10 GM – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the criminal justice system
Greater Manchester FASD Network lunchtime learning session for parents and professionals to learn about an aspect of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Emory MSACD – Complications of FASD in Adults
For more content like “Complications of FASD in Adults” visit our website at

10 July 2022

CanFASD – FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2021

Surrey Place – An Introduction to FASD | Part one: What is FASD?
The first segment of the five part series “An Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder” will introduce participants to some key features of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and identify some areas that someone with FASD may require support with.

Surrey Place – An Introduction to FASD | Part three: Communication and Processing
The third segment of the five part series “An Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder” will focus on supporting communication, and cognitive and auditory processing.

CanFASD – Destigmatizing Considerations: Preventing FASD, Promoting Women’s Wellness
Research about preventing FASD is advancing across the globe.  We now have research about the many levels of prevention – on awareness building approaches, on safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use with women and their support networks, and on holistic support services for pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences alcohol problems and other health and social concerns.

DMCNvideos – Lived experiences of adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
In this podcast, Kelly Skorka discusses her paper ‘Lived experiences of adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder’

CanFASD – Awareness Raising and Community Development: Preventing FASD, Promoting Women’s Wellness
Research about preventing FASD is advancing across the globe.  We now have research about the many levels of prevention – on awareness building approaches, on safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use with women and their support networks, and on holistic support services for pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences alcohol problems and other health and social concerns.

Hard Knox Talks – Reality Check: Addiction Interview With FASD Expert, Robbie Seale
Robbie is a mother of 4, 3 of whom are adopted and diagnosed with FASD, is an educator on the topic and host of the FASD Family Life Podcast.

CanFASD – Holistic Support in Pregnancy & Postpartum: Preventing FASD, Promoting Women’s Wellness
Research about preventing FASD is advancing across the globe.  We now have research about the many levels of prevention – on awareness building approaches, on safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use with women and their support networks, and on holistic support services for pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences alcohol problems and other health and social concerns.

National FASD – Raja and Neil’s FASD Book Club – Session 1, Introduction
In this virtual book club series, the editors of ‘Prevention, Recognition and Management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders’, Professor Raja Mukherjee and Dr Neil Aiton, will be leading discussions with the book’s chapter authors.

CanFASD – Frameworks for FASD Prevention: Preventing FASD, Promoting Women’s Wellness
Research about preventing FASD is advancing across the globe.  We now have research about the many levels of prevention – on awareness building approaches, on safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use with women and their support networks, and on holistic support services for pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences alcohol problems and other health and social concerns.

CanFASD – Emerging FASD Research in Action: CanFASD Trainee Webinar Part 1
In 2022, eight trainees participated in the CanFASD Trainee Program. Trainees Ella Huber, Sarah Moss, Chantel Ritter, and Devon present on a research project that has recently been completed or is under way.

CanFASD – Emerging FASD Research in Action: CanFASD Trainee Webinar Part 2
In 2022, eight trainees participated in the CanFASD Trainee Program. Trainees Shae Mulvihill, Celisse Bibr, Kirsten Morrisson, and Vannesa Joly present on a research project that has recently been completed or is under way.

The raw and the real of FASD – The Raw and the Real of FASD – Introduction
We are starting our Channel, the Raw and the Real of FASD with Tanya and Nadia, two moms of children diagnosed with FASD. We wanted for everyone to know us a little better before we get the fun stuff going 🙂

Transform Research Center – The Overrepresentation of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Child Welfare System
In the general US population, conservative estimates say 1.1-5% of school-aged children have FASD.  In the child welfare system, experts estimate that the rate of FASD is 17 to 19 times higher than in the general population.

NOFASD Australia – The Criminal Justice System
One of the most comprehensive global studies of a youth detainee population and an Australian first has indicated that the prevalence of FASD in youth detention in Western Australia is 36 percent of detainees, and the presence of severe neurodevelopmental impairment is as high as 89 percent; rates, as noted by the researchers to be the highest in the world.

ConnectFASD – Fact sheets
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder looks different for every person. The one thing that is held in common is that everyone is unique!

FASD Hope Podcast – 138 – Season 3 Premiere – FASD Fireworks in Florida – A Conversation with Lindsey Munns
Lindsey Munns is a parent advocate for FASD. She attended the University of Utah, where she got her degree in Community Policy & Consumer Studies. She also studied education, is a TBRI practitioner, and is currently finishing up her FASCETS facilitator certification.

Silver Lining Conversations – SILVER LININGS – ADVOCATING FOR HOPE
In this episode of Silver Lining Conversations, we feature Natalie Vecchione, a FASD parent advocate, podcaster, author…..and most importantly a wife and homeschool mom of two.

Fasd Success Show – #113 Talking about Embraced with Joel, Jodee and Justen
You may have heard talk in the FASD world about a new documentary in the making, Embraced: Truth about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I wanted to find out the details so invited the three principals on the project to talk about it.

26 June 2022

Janet Peters – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) TVC – produced by Recordit
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders# health promotion#drinking while pregnant#drinking. Drinking can cause irreversible damage to your unborn baby.

CanFASD – Thinking About FASD Month: Building Strength and Abilities
In this panel discussion, our four presenters will help you prepare for FASD Awareness Month in September.

Great Lakes Current – GLATTC Spring Webinar Series: Updates on Pregnancy, Alcohol Use, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Presented by: Kathleen West, D.Ph., Candice Russell, B.S., and Sarah Farmer, M.A

FASDHub Scotland – Wednesday Webinar: 1st June 2022 – Childline
Susie Williamson shares with us how Childline can support children and young people.

Kristy Penuel – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome case study with eight-year-old Jacey Anna
Jacey Anna is an 8-year-old 1st-grade student attending Tiftarea Elementary School. Very little information is known about her biological mother.

OCOF NENA – Family matters FSAD video
Family Matters- Let’s Talk FASD

Proof Alliance NC – Resources for Professionals
Prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities.

Speak Up: A Speech Pathology Australia Podcast – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – S04 E21
In this week’s episode, SPA’s Anneke Flinn speaks with Kate Pollard, Senior Speech Pathologist, Director of Melaleuca Therapies situated in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, and member of the FASD Hub Australia.

NOFASD Australia – Reading List
NOFASD Australia has partnered with Odin Books in Canada to provide a bestsellers list of FASD books.

MassFAS – FASD Resources!
In my years of personal research and now in my career, I have found so many wonderful organizations, coaching groups, and knowledgeable people to help me navigate the many compounding issues we faced along the road to the FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) diagnosis.

FASD Awareness #BeAware – Sandra Butcher – “The Time is Now” CEO National FASD – FASD Webinar #9
“FASD -The Time Is Now” an interview with Sandra Butcher CEO of the National Organisation of FASD Thursday 16th June 2022 – 8.15 – 9.15pm (via Zoom Webinar)

FASD Hope – 137 – Hope is Gritty – Season 2 Finale
Episode 137 is the Season 2 Finale, titled “Hope is Gritty” (Title Source – Jillana Goble). FASD Hope Co-Founder / Executive Producer / Host Natalie Vecchione shares her heart and what she has learned about hope in her journey as a mom of a young adult with an FASD.

12 June 2022

FASDHub Scotland – Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This short video was created in advance of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) annual conference on 28th June 2022 to accompany the seminar ‘FASD hear me: Voice of the individual’ presented by Aliy Brown, FASD Services Manager for FASD Hub Scotland, Dr Patricia Jackson, pediatrician from Edinburgh University, and joined virtually by Barbara Ogston, FASD Project Lead for FASD Hub Scotland.

Disability Programs Specialized Services – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). What causes it? What are the effects? How can it be prevented?

Kids Brain Health Network – ABLE2’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program – A stakeholder-driven project to support children with FASD
The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (FARP) at ABLE2 is a stakeholder-driven program created in response to an identified need in the community to support children/youth with FASD, and their caregivers.

Fasd Success Show – #109 Olga and Serhii:  A New Chapter for this FASD Family From Ukraine
Life as an FASD Caregiver is challenging enough – but what about when you have to leave everything you have ever known, first to seek immediate safety, then as a refugee to another country, and then apply as a refugee yet again – all in the space of three months, while raising two daughters, one with FASD.

29 May 2022

Medical Dialogues – Association Between Alcohol Consumption and Miscarriage Predicted by Genotype

Dr. John DeGarmo – FASD Part I Webinar

Regional Training – RSA Diagnosing FASD
Health professionals from the FASD Hub Australia explain  the common, but little understood disease, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) using the ‘Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD’.

Rural FASD Support Network – Developmental Trauma by Karen Moore
Karen Moore of the Adoption Council of Ontario shares where developmental trauma comes from, what it is, and how we can support those who have experienced it.

Kids Brain Health Network – Alex’s Story – Fetal Alcohol Resource Program
For Tracy and Eric, adoption always felt like the right choice. They adopted their first two children—daughter Mackenzie and son Alex—in 2010, and their family expanded in 2011 when they adopted their youngest son, Jackson.

Me & My FASD – Coping Resources
There are lots of things you can do to learn to self-regulate and stay cool. Here are some tools to help you think about what helps you.

FASD Family Life – Together for FASD – An Atlantic Canada Conference with Audrey McFarlane

Fasd Success Show – #108 Part 2 of Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch
In Part 1 of my conversation with Jessica Birch, an FASD advocate, and adult on the Spectrum, we covered her advocacy and journey to get a diagnosis. In Part 2 we talk about life after the diagnosis. She gives us insight into how she copes with her symptoms and what you can do as a caregiver to help your loved ones.

NOFASD Australia – Now that you are 18
a booklet to assist young adults with FASD who need to understand some of the responsibilities that the transition into adulthood entails for them.

FASD Awareness #BeAware – Caroline Day – Sunday Times Best Selling Author – FASD Webinar #8
FASD Awareness Presents – In Conversation with Caroline Day, Sunday Times Bestselling Author Thursday 19th May 2022 – Webinar #8

NCFASD Informed – New website
NCFASD, informed in North Carolina and an affiliate of FASD United, announced a new website & also launched a new Facebook page for parents of those with diagnosed or suspected FASD

SAC County Healthy Beginnings – Healthy Beginnings
Sacramento County Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Service’s (SUPT’s) innovative new project focuses on prenatal substance exposure.

15 May 2022

Manitoba FASD Coalition – Students and Schools: Successful Systems
Kirsten Auld Varey and Brigette Kosmac, from Inclusion Support Services in the Winnipeg School Division share how schools can support students with FASD using a lens of presuming competence, purposeful planning, and promoting student advocacy.

Soft White Underbelly – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Survivor-Robbie
Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Robbie, a survivor of fetal alcohol syndrome in Poca, West Virginia.

REACH For It! Waterloo Region – FASD-Preparing for Summer Camp
Are you facilitating a camp program for kids with FASD. Learn more about how to make the summer awesome!

SACCounty Healthy Beginnings – How can prenatal exposure to alcohol affect the child in the long-term?
How can prenatal exposure to alcohol affect the child in the long-term? Children prenatally exposed to alcohol can have serious long-term problems as they grow up.

SACCounty Healthy Beginnings – How Can a Mother’s Drinking During Pregnancy Affect Her Baby’s Brain Development?
A mother’s drinking alcohol during pregnancy can affect her baby’s brain development by changing the way a baby’s brain grows and develops. These changes in the brain can have long-lasting and permanent effects on the child – physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

Hamilton FASD Collaborative – Transition to Adulthood 2022
This webinar includes themes and tips for Transition planning.  It also discusses the following important areas: Stable and supportive team; Creating a consistent & structured environment ; Finances (Income and Budgeting); Housing; Medical, mental health & addiction services; Life skills & Community engagement (Education); Employment ; Crisis plan.

Lakeland Centre for FASD – LCFASD Transitional Housing Program
This video shares the Transitional Housing Program offered by the Lakeland Centre for FASD and look at how it fits in with our Prevention Conversation initiative.

Colorado Department of Education – Understanding the Brain – FASD

ConnectFASD – Fact sheets

ProofAlliance – New Mobile App: Our Children Are Sacred
In order to reduce rates of FASD in Indigenous communities and support families impacted, Proof Alliance has created Our Children Are Sacred.

Fasd Success Show – #106 Judy Pakozdy Lessons Learned from a 40+ Year FASD Journey
Would you agree the best learning comes from caregivers who have walked the FASD journey? Today, I’m talking with Judy Pakozdy, who has 45 years’ worth of FASD knowledge, training, and caregiving experience.

The University of British Columbia – SIB: Self Injurious Behaviour
2021 Wall Scholar Anamaria Richardson (Medicine, UBC) was recently featured on the FASD Family Support Podcast about self injurious behaviour in children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

NOFASD Australia – Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality
How much do you know about pregnancy and alcohol? The reality may surprise you. Alcohol exposure while in the womb may cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD, in the unborn child.

24 Apr 2022

Hidden Disabilities – FASD with Tristan Casson-Rennie and Jan Griffin
Raising awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and removing the stigma associated with foetal alcohol specturm disorder (FASD) in order that the families can seek the correct support is something that both Jan and Tristan are passionate about.

Adopt4LifeON – Snack and Chat: Support for Older Caregivers of Adults with FASD
Nancy Lockwood, FASD Consultant with over 25 years experience joined us to talk about Support for Older Caregivers of Adults with FASD. We discussed challenges, positives, support groups and resources.

FASD Awareness #BeAware – Nick Barratt – Positive Behavioural Support – FASD Webinar#7
This is Webinar#7 in the series on FASD. In this webinar Nick Barratt Director of Nick Barratt Behaviour Change Consultancy, a Behavioural Analyst talks about some of the behaviours and strategies to support individuals and families living with FASD using Positive Behavioural Support.

FASDHub Scotland – Wednesday Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Advisory, Support & Training (FAAST) Team
Join Dr. Jennifer Shields (Clinical Psychologist) from the FAAST Team and Aliy Brown (FASD Project Manager) as they discuss diagnosis of FASD in Scotland.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 4, Episode 10 – FASD Family Life and FASD Hope
Todays episode is a lovely chat that Clare enjoyed on the FASD Family Life Podcast with our friends, the Women of FASD Podcasting, Robbie Seale host of FASD Family Life and Natalie Vecchione host of FASD Hope.

Association pour la santé publique du Québec – Alcohol during pregnancy : language disorders in children | ASPQ
The Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ) is launching its first awareness campaign on abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy and on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Journeys to Belonging – Episode 96 with guest Donnie Winokur
My guest this week is Donnie Winokur. She shares her thoughts about #belonging and advocacy for #FASD as a parent who educated herself about her son’s diagnosis and needs.

FASD Caregiver Success – FASD Success Show Short – New Research with Dr. Catherine Lebel
Do you still get people telling you that there isn’t any evidence about the effects of low-level prenatal alcohol exposure? If so, then you want to check out this FASD Success Short with Jeff and Dr. Catherine Lebel – because there is evidence.

Fasd Success Show – #104 Dr. Catherine Lebel: New Study on low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure
We know prenatal alcohol exposure is a risk factor for FASD. We have studies on high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure – but what about low levels? Up until now, we have not had a study to share showing how low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure can affect the brain and behaviour.

Morning Focus – FASD Ireland Opens New Offices In Ennis
An organisation which works to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder has established its headquarters in Clare.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York – 33rd Annual Conference – Workshop Presenter Interview: Rebecca Tillou

American Academy of Pediatrics – Web-based FASD Toolkit
We’ve assembled resources related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to raise awareness of individuals with an FASD, promote screening for prenatal exposure to alcohol and encourage referral for diagnostic evaluations for an FASD.

14 Apr 2022

The Matilda Centre – Learning with FASD: Evidence-based Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder resources for primary educators
This webinar is for primary school teaching and support staff who are interested in Learning with FASD, an online portal housing evidence-based resources to assist primary educators to understanding and support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian schools.

PreventionInstitute1 – FASD and Prenatal Development by Soumya Mishra and Ana Andrade
This presentation provides an overview of what FASD is, how alcohol might affect the development of the fetus, and why stigma is a huge barrier to FASD prevention.

PreventionInstitute1 – Revitalizing Culture and Healing: Catalyzing Action on FASD Prevention by Lindsay Wolfson
This presentation introduces collaboratively developed principles for community-led, community-driven FASD prevention; some ways in which Indigenous communities have implemented wellness and FASD prevention programs; and opportunities to further integrate trauma-informed and stigma-reducing support into FASD prevention efforts.

POPFASD – Get Ready, Do, Done
Executive Function is a set of mental skills and it includes the ability to plan and organize materials and complete tasks.

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service – Alcohol and Pregnancy
Presenter: MACS for MOMs Medical Director, Christopher Welsh, MD

FASD Family Life – Research & Resources Edition: WRaP 2.0 – FASD Coaching Partnership Project with Cathy Cross
With more than 20 years lived experience I know it can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Wired Differently – #010 A message for parents raising children with FASD
It’s human nature not to want others to judge us for how we think or to have a different point of view than most people. This is exactly what happened to me after having released my first episodes, I stopped because I didn’t want to be judged by others.

FASD Hope – 123 – The FASD Forum ’22 – NOFASD Australia
Episode 123 is a BONUS EPISODE and welcomes back Louise Gray, CEO and Sophie Harrington, COO of NOFASD Australia to announce the first-ever FASD Forum ’22 – Virtual FASD Conference.

FASD Hope – 124 – The FAS Project- Netherlands – A Conversation with Luke Schut and Dami
Episode 124 highlights “The FAS Project Netherlands” with Luke Schut (Project Coordinator) and Dami Munter (Foster Mother & Parent Advocate).

Fasd Success Show – #101 Sandra Butcher on NICE and The Time is Now
My guest today, Sandra Butcher, the Chief Executive of the National Organization for FASD (U.K.) said it best: Every victory for FASD in any part of the world is a victory for all of us.

27 Mar 2022

Nudge Education – FASD Services & Complex Cases
We provide a range of services to support young people with FASD as well as other complex conditions such who have become chronically disengaged from education.

Stuff – Disordered: FASD in New Zealand, the neurodisability caused by alcohol
Documentary: The number of people in New Zealand with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) may be grossly underestimated.

Our ‘Beauty in Brain Difference’ campaign is grounded in recognizing the strengths and challenges unique to people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

National FASD – The National Perspective on Ramping up FASD Prevention, Diagnosis and Support Services 21-03-22
Nine remote meetings convened by the National FASD Experts Committee took place between December 2021 and March 2022.

Darren J. Prior / Mac an Phríora – FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and FASD Ireland in 2022 – Near FM
I spoke to Tristan Casson-Rennie the CEO of FASD Ireland about the organisation in 2022. FASD Ireland was set up in September 2021 and in early 2022 opened their HQ in Ennis in Clare.

CanFASD – Understanding FASD Diagnosis Feb 2022
Researchers have shown that early diagnosis can improve outcomes for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Early diagnosis can lead to earlier support and interventions, which can reduce the risk of health challenges and common secondary outcomes in the future.

The Matilda Centre – What is FASD?
A short video that explains what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is and the impacts it can have on an individual.

Last Door – Living and Dealing with FASD
This week on Talk Recovery Radio we have 2 amazing guests Robbie Seale and Lauren Richardson, Robbie the the host of “FASD Family Life Podcast” who also has experiencing with raising children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol.

FASDHub Scotland – FASD Professionals, FASD Month 2021
We asked FASD professionals from across the country why we should ‘think differently’ about FASD. Here’s what they had to say.

National FASD – Break it Down!
The FASD Break it Down board is a visual tool to help people with FASD work through good and not-so-good situations, to help them identify different strategies and strengths that can help them.

FASD Awareness #BeAware – Tracy Allen – FASD Awareness Founder and Advocate – Webinar #6
Following a career in retail, Tracy Allen decided to help children through fostering whilst bringing up her family and running a property development business.

ConnectFASD – Fact sheets

Rural FASD Support Network – Self-Advocacy Efficacy Scale
Katherine Thompson, MSc. shares why and how she developed evidence-based self-advocacy efficacy scale.  These simple six questions help students measure how successful they are at advocating for themselves.

Learning with FASD – Evidence-based resources to help educators understand and support children with FASD in Australian primary schools.
Learning with FASD is an Australian Government Department of Health funded initiative to provide evidence-based resources to help Australian primary teaching and support staff understand and support children with FASD.

Fasd Success Show – #100 A Meeting with My Mentor: 10 FASD Tips from Donna Debolt
This episode is a celebration. It marks the 100th episode of The FASD Success Show but more importantly, and on a personal note, it brings me to the person who was the catalyst for my own professional FASD journey – Donna Debolt.

Creating a family – Parenting Kids with Prenatal Exposure (Part 2): Transitioning Into Adolescence and Adulthood
The impact of prenatal exposures to alcohol and drugs is not something that kids outgrow and the transition into adolescence and adulthood can be particularly tricky. We talk about this transition with Kathy Hotelling, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and is the co-founder of She is also the mother of a 27-year-old with FASD.

13 Dec 2021

FASD Hub Australia – FASD Hub Webinar: Managing alcohol use in pregnancy
Many clinicians tell us they don’t ask about alcohol during pregnancy, as they don’t know how to ask, what to advise or where to refer. In this session held on 1 December 2021, we presented a case study of a woman who is drinking alcohol during pregnancy and heard the perspectives of a panel of health professionals and a biological mother.

CanFASD – The Sensory World of People with FASD: Part 2
Learn more about sensory processing and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with presentations from Lisa Brownstone, an occupational therapist and caregiver, and Shana Mohr, a caregiver of a young girl with FASD. This is Part Two of a three part series on FASD and sensory processing.

Special Books by Special Kids – Siblings with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (An Adoption Story)
The Homestead family adopted five kids with fetal alcohol syndrome who are all biological siblings. Schools and society expect them to succeed without accommodations because they “look normal”.

Illinois Crisis Prevention Network – Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This learning opportunity will educate participants regarding the cause, diagnostic criteria, and life-long effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) on the person and their families.

Kids Brain Health Network – Day 1 – 5. ABLE2’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program
The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (FARP) at ABLE2 is a stakeholder-driven program created in response to an identified need in the community to support children/youth with FASD, and their caregivers.

Bridgeway Family Homes – 4 FASD Training

Bridgeway Family Homes – 1 FASD Training

National FASD – How to Make #BottleStoppers
No safe time, no safe amount. Join our craftivist campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking whilst pregnant.

The FASD Brain – #004 Paralyzing Fear

FARE – Thanks Greg Hunt MP for your support and endorsement of Every Moment Matters.

FASD Hope – 102 – All About FASD – Adaptive Functioning and FASD with Jerrod Brown, Ph.D.
Episode 102 welcomes back Dr. Jerrod Brown for the final installment of our four-part, 2021 series “All About FASD- Professional Insights and Perspectives”.

29 Nov 2021

FASD Awareness #BeAware – Shushma Jain – Insights, strategies & home-schooling a child with FASD
In this third webinar we are delighted to welcome author Shushma Jain. Shushma is a writer, blogger, home-educator and parent to a child who has SEN.

Susan Wendel – FASD Diagnosis, Intervention, & Prevention – The Conceivables
The Conceivables are characters in their very own comic strips, originally created by university students with input from other young people. – National FASD Christmas Cards
Pack of 10 National FASD Christmas cards. A wonderful Christmas scene adorned with baubles decorated with self portraits from young people living with FASD. These cards are being sold at cost.

FASD Network Sask – FASD and the body (Infographic)
FASD is an invisible disability (we can’t see the disability) so many people don’t understand that it impacts an individual’s whole body, often leading to a lifetime of health issues and chronic pain.

CanFASD – Improvinf Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes for Individuals with FASD (Infographic)
We need more interventions directly targeting mental health and substance use challenges among individuals w/ FASD!

NOFASD Australia – #23 The FASD Brain with Gilberto Spencer
Kurt is joined by Gilberto Spencer, FASD Advocate, Brain Coach, Mentor and Podcaster. They chat about his FASD symptoms, the events leading up to his diagnosis and the release of his podcast series; “The FASD Brain”.

FASD Hub Australia – Meet Prue Walker: The role of the social worker in FASD diagnoosis
As a social worker, part of Prue Walker’s role is to make sure that children and families are supported before, during and after their FASD assessments. In this video, Prue shares a snapshot of some of the ways she helps families through this challenging time

FASD Deutschland e.V. – Spot 2 FASD

NEOMED: Project ECHO – FASD – Systems of Care ECHO for MSY
Dr. Gocke Ergun from Wright State University shared her knowledge of this topic with the SOC for MSY ECHO community on October 28th, 2021.

The Florida Center For Early Childhood – FASD Warrior: Jen Werden
This mom of four is on a mission to spread the word about FASD. Jen adopted a son with fetal alcohol syndrome (the most severe case of FASD).

Katy Gentry #SINGOUT – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder- Education & Resources in Indiana
information on video on fetal alcohol Spectrum disorders and how the education and social Services community can learn more about this disability

Liz Ross-Collier – Characteristics of FASD

NPs, Midwives, & Nurses Partnering to Prevent FASDs – FASD Champions Connect: Laurie Hume, MBA – International FASD Awareness Day, 9/9/2021
Join us to hear Laurie Hume, MBA talk about her experiences as a champion for FASD prevention and awareness.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 4, Episode 3 – FASD, Trauma and the Criminal Justice System
We’re back in conversation with Jerrod Brown, stepping a little further out of Criminal Justice to dive deeper into connections between FASD and Trauma.

FASD Hope – All About FASD – FASD and Trauma with Jerrod Brown, Ph.D.
Episode 94 is part 2 of a 4 part, monthly series within FASD Hope titled “All About FASD – Professional Insights and Perspectives with Dr. Jerrod Brown”.

FASD Success Show – #087 Ngaire Meadows: No Physical Aggression in a Year!
As a research scientist in the health care field, Ngaire thought she knew everything, but now understands how little she knew. With three girls on the Spectrum, it felt like WW3 in the home with rages, outbursts, and mental health concerns.

FASD Success Show – #086 Kelly Rosenbender: From Struggling Single Mom to Informed and Confident Advocate
Kelly Rosenbender is a single mom working full time and raising a 13-year-old daughter. Despite getting a diagnosis and referrals for service for her daughter, she still felt judged, isolated, and without tools or knowledge to advocate.

CanFASD – Early Life Adversity and FASD: Risks and Opportunities
This webinar recording features a presentation Drs Jacqueline Pei and Katherine Flannigan from the CanFASD.

CanFASD – Participate in our FASD and Cannabis Research Study
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are seeking (a) adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, (b) caregivers of an adult with FASD, and (c) service providers who work with someone with FASD to take part in a research survey.

FASDHub Scotland – FASD Professionals, FASD Month 2021
We asked FASD professionals from across the country why we should ‘think differently’ about FASD. Here’s what they had to say.

FosterParentCollege – Could It Be FASD?
While fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are surprisingly common in children in care, they can often be difficult to diagnose, as the signs and symptoms are associated with a number of other conditions.

The Florida Center For Early Childhood – FASD Warrior: Alex & Pam Carver
16-year old Alex Carver, with the help of his mom Pam Caver, has been outspoken about his everyday struggles with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) publishing videos, blogs, and even articles about the lifetime disability.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 4, Episode 3 – FASD and the Judicial System
This week’s episode is the beginning of our mini series of interviews with Jerrod Brown; professor, researcher, consultant and trainer from Minnesota.

FASD Hub Scotland – Factsheets – FASD
Our FASD factsheets have been written by the FASD Hub Teams, using their personals and professional knowledge of FASD to build a comprehensive bank of factsheets for caregivers and professionals. New factsheets are regularly added.

FASD Success – #085 Chandra and Jordan Smith: The Power of Same Page Parenting
Previous guests have included moms and dads, but this is the first time we’ve had a couple appear together to talk about their journey as FASD Caregivers. I couldn’t think of a better couple than Chandra and Jordan as the first.

FASD Family Life – Caregiver Stress; Causes and Consequences with Dr. Jerrod Brown
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Society for the Study of Addiction – Browse through The Pregnancy Edit
The Pregnancy Edit features a series of articles on alcohol-related harm in pregnancy, created for the Society for the Study of Addiction website in September 2021. Browse content from The Pregnancy Edit below.

FASD Hub Australia – Meet Dr Hayley Passmore: Reframe Training
After the Banksia Hill Project uncovered high rates of FASD and severe neurodevelopmental impairments in young people in detention, researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute developed Reframe Training – a course to help professionals coming into contact with these young people understand their needs and respond appropriately.

Charlotte Winder – People with FASD talk about FASD
Eight interviewees share their thoughts about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with the Guelph Wellington Dufferin FASD Action Group.

PA Care Partnership – Improving Outcomes by Modifying Approaches for Those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
This training builds on the first FASD training provided. Due to the brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which spans the intellectual spectrum, evidence-based practices that rely on verbal interactions and reward and consequence approaches such as point, level, and privilege systems, are often not successful with them and set them up to fail.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 3, Episode 5 – Education: Insights From The Professionals
This week we’re chatting to Ailsa: teacher, FASD Education Advisor and Mum to get her insights on how educators manage neurodiverse classrooms and what she has learned from parenting and homeschooling a child with FASD.

PA Care Partnership – Improving Outcomes by Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
When an individual “fails” in treatment and other services, we often label the person as being non-compliant, unmotivated, or disruptive. However, their behavior may well be due to brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which is much more common than most people suspect.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 3, Episode 4 – Education: Things Everyone Needs To Know About FASD And Education
In this weeks episode we cover some of what we consider to be the most important things teachers and education professionals need to know about FASD in an education setting.

The Change Starts Here Collaborative – Homeschooling + FASD
Welcome to our channel!  We are a new Collaborative working together to serve families of kids with neurodiversity.  Connect with us!

CUPH – Interview with Dr. David Wargowski, MD @ diagnosing FASD

FASD Hub Scotland – Factsheets – FASD
These resources will be added to regularly please check back for updates, if you can’t find what you are looking for here please feel free to call the helpline and speak to one of the FASD Advisors.

Proof Alliance – 2021 Proof Alliance Virtual Benefit
Join us as we celebrate and highlight recent advances in our work to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and support all impacted throughout Minnesota and beyond.

The FASD Success Show – #066 Dr. Catherine Lebel: New INFO on FASD and the Brain
Today I am stoked to have a returning guest, Dr. Catherine Lebel. We get down to science today. But don’t worry, I help make this accessible.  We are talking about a recent FASD research paper she wrote and a current study she is working on.

Health Translations – Alcohol and pregnancy – what you need to know
This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource.

Blackpool Better Start (UK) – Be Your Baby’s Hero – Keep Alcohol at Zero
A new Super Babies campaign has been launched in Blackpool to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The campaign, which features four super-babies, highlights the benefits that an un-born baby gets when it isn’t exposed to alcohol.

CanFASD – Student Spotlight: Emerging FASD Research in Canada
This webinar features three presentations from students and early career researchers working in the field of FASD.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 3, Episode 3 – Education: Reduced Hours & Part-Time Timetables. In this week’s episode we talk about the benefits of reduced hours during the typical school day and the potential of part-time timetables for children and young people living with FASD.  With Clare Devanney Glynn and Jessica Rutherford.

John Howard Society – Ripples of Hope – Advocating & Supporting People with FASD
Through JHS Pacific’s Speaker Series, we were joined by FASD experts, advocates, and people with personal experience to discuss how we can address stigma and provide support for people with FASD.

Thrive Children’s Centre – FASD: Strengths

PA Care Partnership – Improving Outcomes by Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
When an individual “fails” in treatment and other services, we often label the person as being non-compliant, unmotivated, or disruptive. However, their behavior may well be due to brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which is much more common than most people suspect.

Courthouse Libraries BC – Challenges of FASD for Legal Professionals
In this 1-hr presentation, Dr. Lori Cox from the Eastern Door Centre and Nogemag Healing Lodge outlines the challenges legal professionals face in working with people with FASD. Dr. Cox also provides tips for effective communication with clients with FASD.

FASD Furfighters – WHAT WE DO
We are a team of pups that are spreading awareness about FASD, one of the leading developmental disabilities in the world. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is 2.5 times more common than Autism.

FASD Awareness – Layla’s Life, My Words: An insight into the world of a child with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by Shushma Jain
Shushma Jain sheds light on ‘invisible disabilities’ such as FASD, Cystic Fibrosis, anxiety, sensory processing disorder and attachment parenting. She reveals what strategies she uses to support her child and why she took the decision to home-educate her indefinitely last year.

FASDHub Scotland – Miranda Eodanable, PhD research student Edinburgh University
Hi my name is Miranda and I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.   I am carrying out research into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – known as FASD.

FASDHub Scotland – Gemma speaking about parenting a child with FASD
Listen to adoptive mum Gemma speaking during the launch of the 2020 Adoption Barometer in September 2020.  Gemma openly and candidly speaks about her experience of parenting a child with FASD and the support she has received from FASD Hub Scotland and Adoption UK.

Centre of Excellence for Womens Health – FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2020
An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2020. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world.

National FASD E-School – Welcome to our e-school
You’ll get access to cutting-edge information. You’ll be connected with others who are at the forefront of learning about FASD.

FASD Collective – Priority Issues Facing Youth with FASD
The FASD Collective is gathering input on the priority issues facing youth with FASD in Calgary and Area. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be anonymous.  Please share this survey, but try to limit responses to 2 – 3 per organization.

FASD Success – #065 Talking Social Work, FASD and Parents Helping Parents
The episode this week is a chat with three cool and awesome advocates who are doing great things for caregivers and individuals with FASD. It may be in my home province of Ontario, but what they have to say and are doing can inspire and help where you are.

The FASD Project – The Film
The FASD Project is a grass roots movement and documentary film bringing awareness to the invisible disability that is FASD.  1 in 20 Americans are impacted by FASD with little to no support readily available.

Surrey Place – FASD Workshop – Central Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Tara Leskey, Meera Sidhu, Jennie Hilts, Ginny Fazari and Jenna Rimmer will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

Health Nexus Santé – FASD: A Shared Responsibility – Promotional webinar
Health Nexus is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new FASD Service Provider Training!

Surrey Place – FASD Workshop – Northern Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Randy White/Kebeyaawsung, Chrysta Wood, Cereena Rows, Liane Guenette, and Kim Stewart will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

Surrey Place – FASD Workshop – Eastern Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Dawn Miller and Victoria Gillan present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

Accare Child Study Center – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASD (13 apr 2021)
Alcoholgebruik tijdens de zwangerschap kan tot ernstige schade leiden bij het ongeboren kind. Helaas gebeurt het nog vaak dat, bijvoorbeeld omdat een zwangerschap niet gepland is, de moeder tijdens de eerste periode gedronken heeft omdat zij zich nog niet bewust was van haar zwanger zijn.

Qualified Tutor – Schools don’t work for children with FASD. Here’s how tutors can help out
Jessica Rutherford and Clare Devanney-Glynn are the pioneering hosts of the Spotlight on FASD Podcast (…​) and we welcome them on to discuss this condition in the sphere of education.

AlcoholFreePregnancy – NOFAS Webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: Using Genes to Understand Variation in FASD

OhioMHAS – Treatment, Advocacy and Resources for FASD
Video recording of webinar titled Treatment, Advocacy and Resources for FASD

AlcoholFreePregnancy – Full Interview: NOFAS and NABCA Project, Featuring Steven Schmidt

FASDHub Scotland – Adults with FASD intro
We are delighted to be working with Carol and Demi to establish an online community within Facebook for Adults with FASD living in Scotland.

Lutherwood – FASD & Educational Accommodations
Individuals that are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder face many challenges at home, in the community, and in the classroom.

The Change Starts Here Collaborative – 10-Minute Training on FASD
If you want to learn more about FASD check out our site on this topic that includes resources and courses:

MUCH LAUGHTER – Alcohol in Pregnancy and FASD

Jason Palmer – FASD Hope in Foster Care with Natalie Veccione
Natalie Vecchione, Co-Founder of FASD Hope and Host of the FASD Hope podcast series is also a seasoned guest and conference presenter about the basics of FASD and life as a mom of a young adult son living an FASD.

National FASD – Welcome to our e-school
All courses follow the Best Practice in FASD Training Guide developed by National FASD and Seashell as part of a DHSC-funded project. The guide is available in the resources section.

NIAAA – Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – April 2021
Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) (open to the public)

Me and My FASD – Calming Cards
A set of cards with suggestions from more than 70 young people with FASD about what  helps them to stay calm. Use these cards to plan strategies that will help you too.

Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland – An introduction to FASD
FASD Hub Scotland’s presentation on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – a condition commonly affecting kinship families where there is a history of addiction.

MRPA Maryland Resource Parent Association – MRPA First Tuesday with Barb Clark of NACAC, Topic: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

UMNPediatrics – “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents…”, by Christopher Boys, PhD, LP
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents:  Where are We at and Where are We Going?

Pennsylvania Care Partnership – FASD RESOURCES
Resources for families, community, educators, care providers, and juvenile justice around Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Buzzsprout – FASD Family Life
FASD Family Life is a podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The podcast host is Robbie Seale, FASD educator, advocate, and mother of four children with FASD.

Fasd Success Show – Bonus Episode – All About Insight
I’ve never done this before, a bonus episode of the show. I didn’t plan on creating one, it just turned into one. Here, let me give you some insight.

Fasd Success Show – The FASD Justice League: Doctors McLachlan and Flannigan
In the 1996 landmark study by Dr. Anne Streissguth, it was revealed that up to 60% of individuals with FASD will have contact with the justice system.

CanFASD – Common Messages

The purpose of this document is to assist those writing and talking about FASD – and the issues related to the disability – to use the same language, statistics, and framing of topics. The intended outcome, over time, will be an improved understanding by the reader/listener with consistent and respectful FASD messaging.

NHS Education for Scotland – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) e-learning resource
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is both the most common and the most overlooked neurodevelopmental condition in most OECD countries.

Ohio MHAS – Screening, Referral, and Diagnosis of FASD

Thrive Children’s Centre – FASD: What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?

Thrive Children’s Centre – FASD: Impulsivity

Thrive Children’s Centre – FASD: Sleep

Thrive Children’s Centre – FASD: Lying

Ring Productions – FASD & Educational Accommodations
Individuals that are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder face many challenges at home, in the community, and in the classroom. This video is a first-hand account of how appropriate supports and accommodations can improve the daily life of an individual living with FASD in an educational setting.

My guest is Aubrey. She is the CEO of CSH Collab. Her company is a “collaborate of advocates and educators for neurodiversity” She shares more details about why she decided to create a company and who all she supports and what she does to support them.

Julie Kurtz – Dr. Kathryn Page on the Intersection of Trauma and FASD
Dr. Kathryn Page has worked in a variety of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and educational settings over the years—all leading to her current focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Courthouse Libraries BC – Understanding FASD: Re-Balancing the Wheel Healing from the Heart
In this 1.5-hr presentation, Lori Cox and Noel Milliea from the Eastern Door Centre and Nogemag Healing Lodge speak about their experience working with people with FASD.

Kirstie Henderson – FASD Parent and Carer

CanChild – Indigenous Family Engagement in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research
Students of the Family Engagement in Research course developed a webinar that aims to enhance Indigenous family engagement in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research.

AKCenterForResourceFamilies – FASD Across the Lifespan: Session 2 Infant Learning and Early Intervention

David Balog – Understanding the Brain: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Healing the Brain Book 5)
The brain is a lifelong work in progress. Development takes place most rapidly before birth, maintains a furious pace in infancy and continues briskly through childhood and adolescence, but never ceases altogether.

Attachment Theory in Action – Eileen Devine – The Intersection of Attachment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Part 2
Karen welcomes Eileen Devine back to the show for the conclusion of their two-part discussion on the intersection of attachment and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Part two will be released on Tuesday, December 22nd.

FASD Hub Australia – ‘Research to drive practice and behaviour change’
We invited five early and mid-career researchers to share their work within the theme ‘Research to drive practice and behaviour change’ at a webinar on 25 March, 2021.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre – Grog in pregnancy videos – partners, women and men
In these videos community members share information with one another about drinking alcohol and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

FASD Success – #060 Vanessa Hrvatin: Journalist and FASD Champion
When you think of media coverage for FASD what stories immediately come to your mind? Is it a respectful and honest piece or is it stereotypical and sensationalized? Do you know how feature stories are pitched, decided, and developed?

Lake 88.1 – In Focus: Monday, March 15, 2021- Rob Moore and Elizabeth Holmes [Canada]
We’re joined by Rob Moore and Elizabeth Holmes of the Rural FASD support network who provide an update on recent news and the impact it will have on local children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

WonderlandKids – What is Hope RISING Clinic?
Hope RISING Clinic (Resources, Intervention, and Support to Inspire and Nurture Growth) for prenatal substance exposure serves children from birth through 12 years of age and their families.

CEWH – Trauma informed approaches to FASD prevention
Webinar 3/3 from the series “Extending Learning about Girls, Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy – A Learning Series”

Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network – CLEARING THE CLOUDS: A STORY OF FASD
‘Clearing the Clouds, A Story of FASD’ is Melissa’s story, in her own words.

CEWH – Working with Women Who Have FASD Themselves
Webinar 1/3 from the series “Extending Learning about Girls, Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy – A Learning Series”

Northwest Central FASD Network – FASD Sharing Circle
Yvette Kraychy discusses FASD awareness and prevention.

FASDHub Scotland – FASD Moving Forward Together, Scottish Collaborative event 25.02.2021
On 25th February 2021 the Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team (FAAST), FASD Hub Scotland collaborated with other colleagues from across Scotland to delivery a half day symposium on FASD.   Chaired by Professor Moira Plant, speakers represented health, education, research, third sector and those with lived experience of FASD.

Northwest Central FASD Network – FASD Training For Justice
Angela Kemble and Donna Kristiansen provide information and training on FASD.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 2, Episode 10 – Conversations With a Bio Mum
This week we are tying up our second season of Spotlight on FASD in conversation with Angie, an inspirational biological mother of a child with FASD from Melbourne, Australia.

Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 2, Episode 9 – Living life with Sensory Processing Disorder
This week delve deeper into our sensory journey with Emily from 21st Sensory Podcast about navigating life with SPD and Autism alongside a sibling with FASD.

Rural FASD Support Network – Audrey McFarlane on FASD Diagnostics
Audrey McFarlane of CanFASD shares how the Lakeland Centre for FASD started their rural community diagnostic clinic 25 yrs ago.

Office of the Child Advocate – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Listen to Louis Bartoshesky chat with CASA Volunteers about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.

FASD Success Show – #058 Nancy Lockwood: Practical Tools and Tips for Caregivers and Advocates
Like a few of the guests I have interviewed for the FASD Success Show, our professional lives have intersected at various points. I first met Nancy Lockwood eight years ago when I was invited to present at the Ottawa FASD Caregiver Group. A lot has changed in the last eight years.

Gatlinburg Conference Poster Submission – Parental Scaffolding of Play in Children with Developmental Disabilities: Comparing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder
To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate developmental play levels in children with FASD. Parents of children with FASD demonstrated, on average, lower developmental play levels compared to their children – a pattern that has not previously been reported among parent-child dyads with other developmental disorders.

Community of Practice on ASD/DD – Conversations: What is FASD? What Challenges Does it Bring for Families?
Tim Markle, Director of the Southern Regional Center for CYSHCN, talks with parents and leaders from Orchids WI FASD Services. FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and is a developmental disability with life-long challenges that is twice as common as autism. Join us to hear from parents facing the challenges of helping children move into adulthood.

PreventionInstitute1 – Adapting Early Childhood Environments for Children with FASD
All children want to, and can, learn and grow. No child wants to fail. It feels good to succeed. Our job as parents, caregivers, and service providers is to adapt routines, activities, and environments to help children succeed. This webinar provides an introduction to adapting early childhood environments for children with FASD.

usgovACF – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (audio description)
Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families.

Changing the Perspective – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Interview with Natalie Vecchione
In this interview we learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Natalie adopted her son when he was a baby.  He was later diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder later in life after years of her advocating on his behalf.

Manitoba FASD Coalition – Using Attachment and Circle of Security To Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child or Student
Joanne Brown presented on the importance of attachment in relationships with children or students with FASD. Joanne also reviewed the basic components of Circle of Security. Original presentation February 26, 2021.

Our Homeschool Castle – Special Needs Parents Interview Series || Natalie Vecchione With FASD Hope
This video is in a new series called special-needs parents interviews. I interviewed my friend Natalie over on zoom about her podcast and website FASD Hope.

Demystifying Medicine – Alcohol Consumption + Pregnancy = A Bad Mix
This video provides information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) which occur as a result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. In the video, the signs and symptoms, different diagnoses, treatment/therapy options, and prevention of FASDs are highlighted.

New Brunswick Adoption Foundation – Webinar : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Information, Strategies & Personal Experiences. Hear an informative talk from Maria DesRoches, Coordinator for the FASD Centre of Excellence.

Center for Science and Society – Drinking While Pregnant: The Science and Stigma
Professor Khiara M. Bridges, Professor Caitlin Killian, and Dr. Clare McCormack spoke at Drinking While Pregnant: The Science and Stigma, which took place on January 28, 2021, between 4:30​-6:00 PM (ET) on Zoom. The seminar was organized by Columbia University’s Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program.

Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) published a new brochure for some basic information about FASD in Canada.

Elephant In The Room – Caring for those with FASD.

usgovACF – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (audio description)
Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families. It is vital for these families and the professionals who support them to understand the reasons behind any learning and behavioral challenges so they—together—can “try differently.”

FosterFamiliesNC – Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Recent research has shown that 1 in 20 first graders have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but so few physicians, allied health professionals, and parents really know how this lifelong developmental disability manifests itself.

AKCenterForResourceFamilies – FASD Across the Lifespan: Session 1 Introduction and Diagnosis
In Session one of the FASD Across the Lifespan Training Series, Marilyn Pierce-Bulger present information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and prenatal alcohol exposure and details the diagnostic process in Alaska.

Proof Alliance – Let’s Have a Conversation
We appreciate you joining us in having an important talk about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, or FASD. FASD occurs when a baby is exposed to alcohol in the womb, leading to lifelong brain injury, among many other potential conditions.

AUCD FASD SIG – Services and Supports for Adults with FASD
When children with disabilities become adults, there is a significant reduction in services and supports available. For individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), however, that loss of services is even more dramatic.

Elephant In The Room – Podcast: Caring for those with FASD
Talking about raising and caring for individuals with FASD. The trials, the tribulations…the love.

VIDEO: Spotlight on FASD – Podcast Season 2, Episode 6 – Why Does Your Child With FASD Lie?
In this week’s episode we open up the conversation around this very tricky aspect of living with FASD. So many parents, carers, teachers and other professionals really struggle with what feels like being lied to, we talk about what it really is and how we make the adjustments required to handle it.

Rural FASD Support Network – FASD Transitional Planning
Pateresa Winter of the Lakeland Centre for FASD in Cold Lake, Alberta share how they have provided transitional planning for youth and young adults with FASD for the past 12 years in a rural setting.

VIDEO: Adoption with Nyree – Could your ADOPTED child have fetal alcohol syndrome?
Adopting a child with fetal alcohol syndrome which is often undiagnosed and the common behaviours to expect. Many children with fetal alcohol syndrome go undiagnosed and unsupported throughout their lives. Here are some common behaviors for you to understand that may help you on your adoption journey as an adoptive family.

A new website from National FASD UK – for children living with FASD called Me and My FASD


Russell, Elizabeth (Anne) (2018) (2nd ed.) Alcohol and Pregnancy: My Responsible Disturbance. Zeus Publications, Australia

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Infographic: Ability Wheel

This visual tool was developed by Australian clinical psychologist Dr Vanessa Spiller. Dr Spllier writes: The Ability Wheel t is useful to parents, teachers or service providers to summarise a young person’s abilities across the 10 (plus 1) brain domains to share in a clear way accurate information about a young person and their abilities. Key strategies for supporting and accommodating the young person can be added in. This visual tool can’t replace assessment reports but will be helpful for parents and carers to better understand why their young people do the things they do. There is an accompanying video to show how the Ability Wheel can be completed. A blank copy of the tool can be downloaded from the Explained by Brain page on my website at no charge, as is the video



FASD Ontario (July 2019) Parenting indigenous children: A Guide for non-indigenous carers. Health Nexus

Healthy Child Manitoba – What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Women’s Centre of Excellence – Supporting Change: Preventing FASD- Video series. A resource to support service providers in their work with women.

Edmonton and fetal alcohol area network –

Addiction and Pregnancy – a guide for expectant mothers

Strategies not Solutions

Know FASD Knowledge Index 

Free CANFASD Online Courses

POPFASD British Columbia




Proof Alliance (formally MOFAS)

University of Nebraska (11 June 2020) Free Training Manual to Help Health Care Providers Recognize, Diagnose Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.


EUFASD Alliance. Website, resources and weekly blog of FASD news.
The goal of the weekly blog ‘is to give a larger picture what happens in the field of alcohol policy and alcohol related harm all over the world to support the principles and actions that decrease this harm’.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A booklet for parents, carers and families of children and young people exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Healthcare Improvement Scotland (2019).


Home Advisor – Backyard Camping for Kids with Disabilities

No Fault – Playground Tips for Children with Special Needs


MacDonald AD “When We Were Vikings” follows a young woman born with fetal alcohol syndrome who is also a fierce Viking enthusiast. Booktopia Australia

Honeyman G (March 2018) “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine? An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness [Booktopia Australia]