Looking for more information related to parenting a child with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of FASD? Here are few resources that have been helpful to us.
This is by no means a comprehensive list. Suggestions are welcomed; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada FASD Research Network – Canada’s first comprehensive national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research network and a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – US-based non-profit public health charitable organization focused on the issue of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Surrey Place – Based in Ontario, Canada, a wonderful organization that provides support services for individuals living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments.
Support Groups and Resources
Dan Dubovsky Lectures – A series of YouTube videos of talks by FASD Specialist Dan Dubovsky, on topics ranging from school success, strategies to improving outcomes and mental health.
FASD Caregiver Success Support Group – A wonderful and private Facebook group for caregivers of individuals with FASD.
FASD Success Show – A wonderful, informative and at times uplifting podcast by FASD expert Jeff Noble.
Myles Himmelreich – An inspiring individual with FASD who shares his story and advocacy work as a motivational speaker.
Red Shoes Rock – Founded by RJ Formanek, an inspiring individual with FASD, this international awareness campaign gives voice and support to those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Trying Differently Rather than Harder – An insightful book by Diane Malbin that provides wonderful tips for caregivers on how to adjust their approach to parenting individuals with FASD.
Special Needs Parenting Blogs
Adopting Faith: A Father’s Unconditional Love – A gay dad on raising his family of kids with FASD.
Autism in Our Nest – A loving family; autism is just a part of who they are.
Bereavement Single Parent Dad – A dad trying to cope with the loss of his partner and becoming a single parent.
HealthLine Best FASD Blogs of 2017 – A list of FASD blog recommendations.
Love That Max – A blog about a boy that kicks butt.
Stay Positive, It’s Autism – A mom raising autism and neurotypical.
Top 60 Disabled and Special Needs Child Parenting Blogs – An eclectic list of blogs covering a range of lived experiences curated by Feedspot.
Vickie’s Views – Heartwarming, Inspirational, and Funny. Stories about everyday life, family, marriage, and raising a child with a disability.