What is the FASD Network of Southern California?
The FASD Network of Southern California is an information and support resource for parents, caregivers, advocates, educators and treatment professionals of persons who have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or anyone who is suspected of being affected by FASD.
It is also useful for students or professionals who are interested in the challenges faced by families affected by these conditions.
In 2014, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted the FASD Network of Southern California status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization.
Who is the Network for?
This Network is targeted to persons who live or work in San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and/or Kern Counties.
Anyone whose FASD-affected client, student, patient, coworker, romantic partner, neighbor, friend, or family member lives or works in Southern California may also participate in the network.
What does the Network do?
Members of our network may participate in our email discussion group, may join our Facebook group, encourage anyone they know to follow our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, attend occasional training workshops sponsored by the network, and may attend network meetings. All of our activities allow participants to share experiences, network ideas and resources, learn about current issues, and explore strategies to help FASD-affected individuals succeed.
What kind of information does this site contain?
You may already know that there is a lot of information about FASD on the Internet.
This site contains information about FASD, and links to external sites that members of our Network recommend as being the most useful to parents and others who are concerned about the lives of persons who are affected by FASD.
We provide document files about FASD in the public domain that you may download from this site. These may be helpful to print out when you need to inform someone about FASD and how it may influence the behavior of a person affected by FASD.
We also let you know about the Network, its programs and activities, ways you can participate as part of our community, and ways to keep it strong.
Getting More Information or Help
If you cannot find the information you hoped to find by using the menus, Search box, by browsing through the site, or by clicking the links provided, feel free to contact us by email or by phone. You can also let us know if something on this site is wrong, or leads you to a “dead end.” If one of us can help you or refer you to someone more knowledgeable, we will.