Looking for info related to parenting a child with 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.
FASD Ottawa – A trusted source of resources, research, events & support groups related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
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.
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.
NOFASD Australia – Funded by the Australian government through the Department of Health.
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.
Parents Helping Parents FASD Ontario – A parent run confidential phone line supporting parents in the Ontario, Canada area.
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.
Supporting Your Child With FASD – A video recording of a 2-hour workshop for parents and caregivers.
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.
What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About FASD – In-Depth Resource with Strategies Grouped by Specific Needs.
Wired Differently – Certified life coach, FASD self advocate and mentor Gilbert Spencer helps parents understand and better support their kids with FASD, look after themselves and cope with the challenges of raising neurodivergent children.
Top 60 Disabled and Special Needs Child Parenting Blogs – An eclectic list of blogs covering a range of lived experiences curated by Feedspot.
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.
Chen Song Ping – A mother based in Malaysia who blogs about many topics, including raising her son.
HealthLine Best FASD Blogs of 2017 – A list of FASD blog recommendations.
Love That Max – A blog about a boy that kicks butt.
Quirking It – FASD from the perspective of an adult with lived experience.
Stay Positive, It’s Autism – A mom raising autism and neurotypical.
Vickie’s Views – Heartwarming, Inspirational, and Funny. Stories about everyday life, family, marriage, and raising a child with a disability.