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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy.

Web Content

General

Community Resources

  • Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network

    CFAN aims to reduce the incidence of FASD and ensure people who are affected by FASD are able to lead positive, fulfilling lives.

    mycfan.ca/

  • Alberta FASD

    A unique made-in-Alberta plan on FASD focuses on developing and delivering community-based solutions, making it easier for people affected by FASD to get the help they need, at any point during their life.

    fasd.alberta.ca/

Videos

eBooks

  • So You Have Been Diagnosed with FASD: Now What?

    Boyle Street Education Centre and Agnieszka Olszewska (2007)

    The goal of this handbook is to help young people with FASD learn more about their condition. It also offers strategies that those with FASD can use to better understand themselves, improve relationships, manage feelings, do better in school and live a healthy life.

  • FASD: Strategies not Solutions

    Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network (2007)

    This Booklet is designed for caregivers and professionals who, in their everyday lives, encounter children and youth affected with FASD. Readers should be aware that this booklet provides strategies and suggestions for people who already have an understanding of FASD.

Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

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  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guide For Parents, Carers and Professionals

    Maria Catterick and Liam Curran (2014)

    Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a useful introduction to the most common non-genetic learning disability. FASD is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Written by two FASD experts, it describes how alcohol can harm the fetus and disrupt development, and explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives.

  • The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects

    Liz Kulp (2013)

    Liz Kulp, a young teen affect by fetal alcohol exposure invites the reader to peer inside her life and brain. Through her own writings the reader is taken on a life changing journey that will impact their thinking about how to help and understand children.

  • Understanding Mental Health: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    Ellen Rodger and Rosie Gowsell (2014)

    This title gives an overview of the mental, behavioral, and physical impairments of FASD, as well as new research, treatments and methods for managing behavioral issues.

Contributors

Thank you to our friends from the Alberta Children's Hospital, Child Development Services, and Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network for their contributions.

Disclaimer

This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or