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linking those with lived experience with researchers and clinicians.

Opening doors into FASD awareness.

Alcohol & Pregnancy

What is FASD?
What is a safe amount to drink?
and Related Resources

Parents, Carers & Families

Characteristics, Behaviours, Diagnosis, Management and Support

Service Providers

Health, Community Services, Education, Criminal Justice and the National FASD Action Plan

Education & Training

Parents & Carers, Service Providers, School Communities, Webinars & Online Courses

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the lifelong physical and/or neurodevelopmental impairments that can result from fetal alcohol exposure. FASD is a condition that is an outcome of parents either not being aware of the dangers of alcohol use when pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy.

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Do you have questions about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to speak to someone confidentially?

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Supporting the cause!

Amazing organisations and people continue their support. Thank you to:

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Equine Assisted Therapy on a Rainy Day Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) has been reported as beneficial for numerous families living with FASD. Common...

PART-TIME MEMORY: The Reality of Our Reality

I want to tell you all a story. Trust me, this story leads into my blog subject on memory, and things related to my memory – and that of everyone...


The new school year means a change in routine, not only a change from the holiday routine but a change from last year as well. Children may be faced...


A New Year has dawned and, according to tradition, I should make some resolutions.  Quite a few years ago I successfully pulled off some New Year...


Equine Assisted Therapy can be beneficial for individuals with FASD

Attending British Psychological Society @BPSOfficial Division of Clinical Psychology conference @UKDCP to speak about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This affects ~5% of the population so if you're here at #DCPconf tomorrow - 4.30pm do come along! Best, @fasdadvisoryaaa

"The problem with memory is that it needs to work automatically, on demand, all the time – every time."
- CJ Lutke blogs about #memory and #FASD

Look what arrived!! 2000 "Teaching a Student with #FASD" publications based on work by the @blackbu5. This makes me SO HAPPY. A huge thanks to all who contributed to my birthday fundraiser last month. #FASD #Hope @NOFASUK
Thanks also to the amazing @Oxted_Colour printers team


This is a great description of the difficulties people with FASD have with memory

Because of the importance of early intervention this study is an important read for psychologists who might be considering referring a child with a presentation consistent with FASD for further testing.

New research - The best possible start: A qualitative study on the experiences of parents of young children with or at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders #FASD

New study: Midwife conversations more effective than formal screening tools to elicit disclosures about prenatal alcohol exposure #midwives #alcohol #pregnancy #FASD

New research: #FASD can be accurately identified as early as 9 to 18 months.

"The problem with memory is that it needs to work automatically, on demand, all the time – every time."
- CJ Lutke blogs about #memory and #FASD

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