FAS Resource List

Selected Websites
Internet Listservs
Newsletters
Books
Videos
Support Groups
Diagnostic Clinics

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Selected Websites

Learning Disabilities Websites

Sensory Integration Websites

Internet Listserves

  • FAS Link: List operated by the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse.
    Address: faslink@list.ccsa.ca
    This offers a connection with individuals who have an interest in FAS and the wider range of fetal alcohol effects, including many parents and some Professionals. The sponsoring organization, the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse, provides extensive information on issues of substance abuse. 
  • FASt Friends: List operated by NOFAS Washington
    Address: FAStFriends2004@yahoogroups.com
    This offers a supportive network for parents, caregivers, and community providers who are dealing with the issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Newsletters

  • Iceberg: An educational newsletter for people concerned about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Conditions. The Iceberg board is composed of parents, professionals of many disciplines, and researchers. The Iceberg offers information that is scientifically based, or presents life experiences that can be useful to others. The Iceberg is now web-based at www.fasiceberg.org Iceberg P.O. Box 95597, Seattle, WA 98145-2597 or 206-543-7155.

Books

  • Fantastic Antone Succeeds: experiences in educating children with FAS (1993)
    Fantastic Antone Grows Up: experiences with Adolescents and Adults with FAS (2000)

    Kleinfeld, J & Wescott, S.
    Anchorage, AK:University of Alaska Press. These readable books give poignant, instructive, and often positive experiences of parents, educators, therapists, and researchers with alcohol effected children, adolescents, and adults. These stories give hope and intervention ideas. 
  • A Practical Guide for Caregivers of Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Related Conditions
    LaDue, Robin (2000)
    Available through Indian Health Service Agencies 
  • The Difficult Child
    Turecki, S. (1989)
    A useful book for parents raising prenatally substance affected children or children moving through recovery from parental substance abuse, as well as children with difficult behaviors and unsuccessful coping strategies. 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A guide for families and communities
    Streissguth, A. (1997)
    This book has suggestions for all service providers working with this population, including mental health, education, correctional system, health care workers, and so on. 
  • Trying Differently Rather Than Harder
    Malbin, D. (2001)
    This booklet was written to provide useful information, increase understanding of FAS/ARND, reduce frustration, and develop appropriate intervention and prevention strategies. Order at 1-503-621-1271 or www. fascets.org
  • The Out-of-Sync Child
    Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction

    Kranowitz, Carol Stock (1998)
    The first accessible, clearly written guide to Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and a drug-free approach that offers new hope for parents. 
  • Tranforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, and The Nurtured Heart Workbook
    Glasser, Howard
    The Nurtured Heart Approach is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviors to facilitate parenting and classroom success.

Videos

  • Journey Through The Healing Circle
    The Little Fox Series

    Text by Hartness, C and LaDue, R (2000)
    Series of 4 books and videos for use in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effects trainings with foster parents, tribes, school personnel, medical personnel, and clients. These training resources demystify FAS/FAE by using a Native American storytelling format that reaches across all cultural and generational lines. Teaching and learning are accomplished by using animals of the forest as the main characters. The books and videos address the complexities and challenges that make parenting an FAS/FAE child a difficult task and provide valuable information on prevention. Produced by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Division of Licensed Resources, and distributed by Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA). Contact DLR at 360-902-7962 or DASA

Support Groups

  • FASt Friends: A Family and Community Support Network
    Operated by NOFAS Washington this group provides education, information, support, and advocacy to caregivers, families, providers of service, and community members as well as to the affected individuals by using support group meetings for parents and other adults and in addition a social/support group for affected teens. In addition they operate a list serve and a parent sponsorship model as well as parent retreats, family activities, and a summer camp. For more information email FASDSupport@aol.com or call 206-940-2832.
    http://www.nofaswa.org

Diagnostic Clinics

  • Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network
    University of Washington
    Director: Susan Astley, Ph.D.
    206-598-7666 or www.depts.washington.edu/fasdpn