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of or endorsement by NOFASD Australia.
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Australian FASD websites
International FASD websites
Information to support children living with FASD
- Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
- The Explosive Child Fifth Edition: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
- Teens Raising Babies: Supporting and Assisting Pregnant and Parenting Teens - a blog from the American Psychological Association Public Interest Directorate.
- Where the books are - books to help and empower kids of all ages. This website is
a helpful resource for parents, grandparents, educators and friends. Find a picture book here that might help with a child's need
at a personal time.
- Caregiver Tip Sheets, from the Manitoba FASD Centre
- The Caregiver Curriculum on FASD 2014 is now online. The curriculum has
a range of topics on FASD that have been set up as self study modules for foster parents, families and caregivers. This new resource was created through the Tri-Province Study on FASD in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
- Living with FASD – A guide to Parents and Caregivers (Drug Education Network, Tasmania)
- Baby Steps – Caring for Babies with Prenatal Substance Exposure (Vancouver Coastal Region Safe Babies Program)
- FASD – Strategies not Solutions – a downloadable manual (the
Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network, Canada)
- Parenting Children affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Daily Living – a downloadable manual (British Columbia Ministry for Children and Families)
- Let’s Talk FASD – Parent driven strategies in caring for children with FASD (VON Canada)
- Strategies parents find helpful in raising their children with FASD (St. Michael’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Diagnostic Clinic)
- FASD Tips for Parents and Caregivers (FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan Inc.)
- Explaining FASD to Your Child – FASD Tip Sheet for Parents and Caregiver s (Lutherwood, USA)
- Information about fetal alcohol exposure and the brain – downloadable handout (NIAAA, USA)
- Information about sensory processing disorder (SPD Foundation)
- Information about executive functioning (Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network)
- Information about Central Auditory Processing Disorders
- Resources for children with Developmental Coordination Disorders (CanChild – Centre for Childhood Disability Research)
Information to support adults living with FASD
- Supporting Success for Adults with FASD (Community Living, British Columbia, Canada)
- Understanding FASD: 6 Concepts (from the This Is Me manual,
Manitoba FASD Centre)
- Diagnosing FASD in Adults: Implications and Future Directions (Victoria BC FASD Adult Clinic)
- Neurobehaviour in Adolescents and Adults with FAS/ FAE (FAS Community
- Who has to change? Trying their hardest, doing their best! What it is like to live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Nathan Ory M.A.)
- Creating Touchstones: Support to Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Lakeland Centre for FASD)
- Parents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Using the Neuropsychological Assessment as an Instruction Manual for Success (Nancy L. Whitney, MS, LMHC, Clinical Director, King County Parent Child Assistance Program, University of Washington – Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children website)
- Fighting for a Future – FASD and ‘the system’: Adolescents, adults and their families and the state of affairs (FASD Connections, Jan Lutke and Tina Antrobus)
- Fetal Alcohol Exposure: Time to Know, Time to Act (Jane
Hoy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Mobilization Project, Ontario, Canada)
- FASD Connections – Collection of articles on adolescents and adults with FASD
Information and resources for health professionals
Information and resources for service providers
Information and resources for the education sector
Information and resources for the criminal justice sector