FASD Resources


Special Education Resources in Southern California

Contact Your State Officials at one time! Don't just grumble online to "THE CHOIR"! If you want to connect with your California elected officials, see this site first. Bookmark this link, especially if you want to contribute your point of view about FASD

FASD News & Research

NOFAS Journal Article Search
FASD Research Abstracts and Reports from 1973 to 2004
FASD News Blog
Circumpolar FASD Research Repository
FASD Connections: Serving Adolescents and Adults with FASD
FAS Treatment and Prevention Network, University of Washington
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

For Teachers

Print and Downloadable Teacher Resources
Teaching Students with FAS/E

FASD Organizations


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence 

For Parents & Caregivers


For Teens & Young Adults Affected by FASD

The private Facebook group, FLYING WITH BROKEN WINGS is for those affected by FASD. To join the group, go to the group link from your Facebook profile page and click on the Join Group link.

See Charles Haire's site at FASSurvival.com. In his words, the site is "designed to be a place of resource for those individuals living with a brain injury and FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome)." 

Here is an email list for teens and young adults with FASD. The site also lists other resources for persons living with FAS or any other type of FASD.


For Persons With FASD and One or More Co-Occurring Condition

The Arc of the United States
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

Disability Rights Resources

National Disability Rights Network

Vocational Rehabilitation Resources

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.
Job Accommodation Network

Family Resource Centers

Strategies is a nationally recognized alliance of professional trainers, organizational development coaches, facilitators and support staff.  Its offices are located in Southern and Northern California. Funding comes primarily from the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP).

The Strategies Directory of Family Strengthening Organizations page helps you search for and find family support programs and family resource centers in your state and local area.

To narrow your search, try the Advanced Search feature.

Resources for Research into FASD

Several organizations are involved in ongoing research, program evaluation, and advocacy for improved diagnosis, treatment, and public awareness of FASD, including Alcohol Related Neurological Disorders (ARND). These include:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, FASD Center for Excellence
American Academy of Pediatrics
Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Some parents do not want their kids to be labeled. It is better to be labeled as having FASD, which may help the child to get services, than it is to be labeled as a troublemaker, dropout, sex offender, criminal, or to be dead. Find services for your FASD-affected child, and advocate for him or her. This will not only help them but it will make your life better also.
John Hays
Founder, HaysKids.org

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. If one of us can help you or refer you to someone more knowledgeable, we will.

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