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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.