Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Neuro developmental Disorders

This page features a variety of resources for families raising and working with children, youth or young adults who have experienced prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs.  Several resources, noted with a (T) below, are particularly helpful for sharing background information with teachers and other adults who work with children and youth with FASD.

Quit Alcohol

QuitAlcohol is an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel and a trained group of volunteers. Alcoholism is a widely spread disease and we feel that it is our public duty to educate folks around the world about the problem. QuitAlcohol features resources on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

  • Website, Quit Alcohol


Oregon Behavior Consultation video resources

Video resources on FASD for teachers and families from Oregon Behavior Consultation.

  • Video, Oregon Behavior Consultation video resources


North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center online clinic

Welcome to the online clinic of Dr. Larry Burd, Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Burd’s research encompasses areas such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Smoking Prevention in Schools.

North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center also provides an online clinic with various resources.

  • Website, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center online clinic

    North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

  • Website, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center online clinic

    Online clinic


The Proof Alliance, formerly MOFAS

The Proof Alliance, formerly Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS), works to eliminate birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life of the individuals and families affected by FASD by providing resources and support. By building partnerships and improving services, Proof Alliance generates awareness of the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies.

  • Website, The Proof Alliance, formerly MOFAS


National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, NOFAS, works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm fetal development by raising awareness and supporting women before and during their pregnancy, and supports individuals, families, and communities living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other preventable intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  • Website, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)


IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD from the US Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

  • PDF, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • PDF, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

    Lead Exposure

  • Document, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

    Opioids

  • Website, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 


University of Wisconsin training videos on FASD

Brief training videos on FASD from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Video, University of Wisconsin training videos on FASD


FASD Education

FASD Education.org is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin FASD Prevention & Intervention Project (PIP).

  • Website, FASD Education


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center of Excellence

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

FASD Center for Excellence is sponsored by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Website, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center of Excellence


Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD)

Our mission here at FAFASD (Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.

  • Website, Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD)


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services (FASCETS)

FASCETS is a non-profit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. FASCETS is an acronym for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services.

At FASCETS, we believe in a different way of supporting individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and other brain-based disabilities – one that is consistent with research on the brain, and that has been shown to improve outcomes.

  • Website, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services (FASCETS)


Trying Differently Rather than Harder: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Trying Differently Rather than Harder: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders written by Diana Malbin, provides a readable, narrative discussion of the neurobehavioral approach for working effectively with children, adolescents and adults with FASD.

  • Book, Trying Differently Rather than Harder: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders