Provides an online and telephone support and advocacy service. Skype Support Groups are now being trialled. Call 1300 306 238 (local call costs, only from any landline in Australia) or email for further information.
FASD Q&A Support Group Alice Springs
Administrator – Megan
The people who make up the Fetal Alcohol Network come from within families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and a wide range of professionals involved in the health, education, justice and social services sectors. Click here for further details.
FASD-CAN Inc (FASD Care Action Network)
FASD-CAN is a New Zealand non-profit organisation with the primary objective to unite caregivers, strengthen families, support individuals and educate about FASD across the community. For more information
FASD-CAN Professionals & Parents Group (NZ)
This group is designed to bring together those working with individuals living with FASD to share their learnings. Parents are also welcome in this group if they wish to share their "lived experience".
Administrator: Claire Gyde
International FB Parent Support Group - Shifting the paradigm: towards a neuro-behavioral approach to FASD
This group was started by Adrienne Bashista, co-founder of FAFASD. (Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) FAFASD on Facebook is at: https://www.facebook.com/fasdfamilies/ The Shifting the Paradigm group is about changing the focus in caring for people who have FASD. Rather than trying to change unwanted behaviour after it happens, behaviour is recognised as a symptom of what is going on in the brain. To "change" behaviour then, it is necessary to step back, observe, and accommodate the person with FASD by making environmental changes that can help prevent unwanted behaviour before it occurs and this in turn lessens emotional distress.
This approach follows the work of Diane Malbin and can be found in her book: FASD Trying Differently Rather than Harder and is recommended reading for support group participants.