Training and Information for Parents, Families, Caregivers, and Residential Staff
The following links will create a brief informational packet of documents for you to print or download and give to someone in your life who may provide care for your loved one with an FASD.
- Cover Page
- Parenting Children with FASD
- Understanding Behaviors of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- Differences Between FASD & Autism
- Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children
- The Basics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Information for Families
- Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Families Need to Know
Birth parents, adoptive parents, extended family, mentors, neighbors, residential and group home staff often become involved in caring for children and adults with FASD. Specialized training to understand and effectively support the often puzzling, frustrating, self-defeating, dangerous behaviors that can occur with FASD is essential to avoid burn-out.
Overview from Minnesota Foster Care Training
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Tips for FASD Parents and Caregivers
TIPSHEETS – One page sheets for the following problems
FASD Tips for Parents and Caregivers
Tips for Parents and Caregivers – Alaska FASD Partnership
Take an on-line or in-person class on parenting.
- Jeff Noble – Caregiver kickstart Series
IT TAKES A VILLAGE… How to create your village.
Networking Supportive Websites for Families and Individuals living with FASD
HOW TO TRAIN CAREGIVERS FOR PERSON WITH FASD
Lifeguard Strategies for Supporting Adolescents and Adults Affected by FASD
Print out pages 10-17 of this booklet and circle what is useful for this individual
ADVOCACY – You will need to be an effective advocate for explaining FASD to others
Telling Your Story to a Policymaker
Service Dogs for people with an FASD
TIPS for MELTDOWNS
If your family member is taking medication for mood, attention, etc., please make sure the prescriber reads this document, about a psychotropic medication algorithm for individuals diagnosed with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure.
Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities by Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy