These tips are here to help make your daily life easier. Whether worried about an infant, struggling raising an adolescent, encountering challenges working with an adult, or having difficulty with a student with an FASD as an educator, you might find the following strategies and suggestions useful. With each stage of life providing a new challenge, simple, practical solutions can be invaluable.
Look here for information on ICD Coding Related to FASD and Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Consider taking a survey to share your experiences: National FASD Communities Participant and/or Caregiver Survey
Hope for Children Living with FASD: 4 Programs That Work!
View the brochure as a PDF here (right click to download). NOFAS will send you multiple copies of this brochure for only the cost of shipping. Please contact us if interested.
NOFAS Webinar for Families
NOFAS presented a webinar on “Resources for Families Living with FASD: What’s Out There?” with lots of useful practical information on resources and services for people living with FASD.
- Watch Video of Recorded Webinar
- View PDF of Slides with Live Links (right click to download this file)
List of Resources
NOFAS has compiled a list of websites and materials (resources, activities and apps) for families living with an FASD. You can download the Word document with live links here (right click to download this file). We hope you find these resources useful.
CDC has many free materials on FASD on their website.
AAP and ACOG Champions
You can view a list of AAP and ACOG Champions here. AAP is the American Academy of Pediatrics and ACOG is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was developed to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions.
Visit the AAP Toolkit website here for more information: http://bit.ly/1QoqnYZ
Video Training Series for Parents
Developed by Double ARC, nationally recognized experts in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), this 16-segment online training series gives you the tools and techniques you need to understand FASD and to help create structures and strategies to bring success to your family member with the disorder. Learn more here.
- Eight Magic Keys
Easy to Read: 8 Steps to Successful Parenting (Concrete, Consistency, Repetition, Routine, Simplicity, Specific, Structure, Supervision)
- FASD: Strategies, Not Solution
Guide for Living with FASD including how to deal with choice making, impulse control, age-specific strategies, communicant, money, time, and much more
- Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Information and Care Strategies from Infancy to Adulthood
- Handbook of Strategies for Young Adults with FASD
- List of books on FASD
- Tips for Learning 16 New Skills and Independence Techniques
Strategies and Examples for managing real world issues encountered by children, teens, and adults with FASD
- Let’s Talk FASD
FASD Parenting Handbook written with parent suggestions. This document also includes tips for working with teens and adults with FASD, children in the school system, applying routine and consistency, changing the environment and not the child, helping your child learn better, and helping your child make friends.
- Strategic Expectations by Age
Strategy Guide for Raising an FASD Child: From Infant to 18
- Info on diet, nutrition and FASD, choline
- Treating Patients with FASD
- Violence, Abuse, and Bullying: NCCJD White Paper
- Caring for Babies with Prenatal Substance Exposure
Specific tips for infants affected by FASD
- Hope for Children Living with FASD: 4 Programs That Work!
- Help with Building a Schedule for Your Child
Instructions on schedule organization for your child’s daily activities
- MOFAS: Raising Children with FASD
Strategies for Patience, Routine, Health, and Relationships
- FASD: A Guide for Daily Living
Parenting Suggestions, Daily Living Tips, and Specific Needs for Infants vs. Adolescents
- Helping Your Child Succeed
Parent Guide: Information, Challenges, and Solutions by Age
- Reaching Your Potential: FASD
Information on FASD development and strategies for caregivers (Pages 26 and 27, especially, give specific tips for raising a child with FASD in various situations) [Adobe Reader]
- Creating Environments that Support Success
Tips for FASD Adults on Daily Routine Strategies and Community Involvement
- Understanding FASD in Six Concepts
6 Critical Concepts and How to Reach Maximum Potential
- FAS (and Asperger’s Syndrome) Dual Guide for the Adult Years
Problems and solutions associated with behavioral concerns, daily living skills, building relationships, employment, and transition planning
- Working with Adults with FASD
A Social Worker’s Guide for Recognizing Patterns and Tailoring your Approach
- Job Ideas for Adults with FASD
- “Hey Teacher” Brochure on FASD
- Video: 8 Magic Keys: Strategies for Students with FASD
- Special Education: “All About the Individualized Education Program (IEP)”
- General Tips for Working with FASD Learners
Essential Tips for Teachers
- Simple Proposals for School Success
MOFAS blog: Recommendations for the classroom setting
- Teaching Students with FASD
Extensive guide for educators, includes brain-based teaching techniques, social and behavior skills, communication strategies, and environmental modifications
- Brochure for Teachers: “Ain’t Misbehaving” by Deb Evensen
- What Educators Need to Know
Helpful Assignments Examples, Development Information, and Daily Strategies
- Guide for Educators
Realistic Expectations and Useful Interventions
- FAS and Educational Strategies
Tips on giving instructions, transitioning between activities, retaining information, and environment orientation
- Best Practices for Supporting High-Risk Youth with FASD in a Secondary School Setting
Criminal Justice System
- American Bar Association: FASD and Legal Issues
- FASD Legal Experts, Forensic Experts
- Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
- FASD and the Justice System, Canada-focus