Best Links on FASD

(Updated 5/15/2019)   We love to share the Best Links on FASD. If you want to know more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, here are Red Shoes Rocks favorite links… If you have a favorite link add it to comments below and we will check it out… We are always looking for the best!



Government Links

  • Canada FASD Research Center
    CanFASD is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation.
  • Know FASD Knowledge Base
    This site introduces the neurobehavioural difficulties that may appear throughout the lifespan of individuals with FASD. It is important to recognize that, being a spectrum disorder, FASD can look different for different individuals. Not all individuals with FASD will experience all of the issues presented here. However, this site summarizes the common neurobehavioural features of FASD found in current research. The problems presented on this site are not necessarily gender specific.
  • Canadian Government
    FASD, its cause, signs and symptoms, health effects, prevention, support and information for professionals.
  • Center for Disease Control – FASD (CDC)
    The mission of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is to promote the health of babies, children, and adults and enhance the potential for full, productive living by working to identify the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; help children to develop and reach their full potential; and promote the health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders. The center’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team works to prevent FASDs and to ameliorate these conditions for individuals and families already living with FASDs. 
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
    The NIAAA is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
  • SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence (though no longer funded this will take you to resources they original project produced)
    The SAMHSA FASD Center was a federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASDs.

Parents of persons living with FASD
understand everyday living – Great resources!

  • – by Brian Philcox and Bonnie Buxton, Canada
    Filled with ideas
  • – by Jodee Kulp, USA
    LiveAbilities strategies for families to grow together.
  • International site that brings together thoughtful parenting techniques for persons with neurodiversity. This consortium supports the internet Red Shoes Rock Campaign Project
    • – 90 individuals living with FASD tell their stories (currently offline)
    • – families share their stories and dreams for the individuals they love living with FASD
  • Parenting Complex Children – by Ann Yurcek
    This site is filled with ideas to help caregivers and professionals, she also blogs at Mackie’s World and Keeping Up with the Tiny Titan
  • FASD – Learning with Hope – by  SB and MB from UK
    One family’s journey
  • Our Sacred Breathe – by Yvonne Williams from Canada
    Excellent blog filled with links and statistics – dig through the Red Shoes Rock Campaign info
  • Come Over To – by Teresa Kellerman – A treasure trove of insight and ideas
  • FASD Forever  – by Jeff Noble from Canada

skilled in working with persons living with FASD

  • – Nate Sheets (USA) – Provides You Tube videos to help you understand this complex disability
  • Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society – Every brain is different.
  • Resilency for Life – Michael Ballard (Canada)
    Helps people discover key skills that will assist them make a significant difference in their lives.
  • Advancement of Forensic Studies – Jerrod Brown (USA)
    Working towards making a difference for individuals with FASD in the judicial system
  • Central Alberta FASD Network – a regional connection to the Alberta FASD Service Network initiative. This province-wide network of community and government agencies works to promote FASD prevention, and to provide services to families and individuals.

dedicated to working with students who have FASD

Educational Links

  • Families Moving Forward Program — University of Washington
    The Families Moving Forward (FMF) Program  helps children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), their families, and the professionals who care for them.
  • Do2Learn
    Educational strategies that may make a difference for persons living with FASDs.

Organization Links

There is no known safe amount of alcohol
or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.  


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