We started FAFASD in 2012 because we saw a need for training for parents and professionals in the “NB,” or neurobehavioral approach to FASD. Diane Malbin’s book and trainings through her organization, FASCETS, had impacted the founders of FAFASD so
FASD Topics for Researchers
I was recently asked to write an article for Pediatric Research, a journal about, well…pediatric research! They were publishing a study that looked at the impact of fetal alcohol exposure on growth rate, and apparently they like to publish companion
How parents can host an “FASD and the Brain-Based Approach” training
FAFASD has been holding workshops on the Brain-Based Approach to FASD for parents and professionals since 2013, and when we do presentations they happen in 1 of 3 ways: 1) We are invited by a group or organization and they
FASD kids : finding the middle ground
This post is by James Bromley, an individual with FASD and an FASD advocate. Posted with permission. FASD kids : finding the middle ground I am by no means saying some of the tips below will work for you. It’s
“Oppositional” Behavior and FASD
(First published on the Easy to Love but Hard to Raise blog (now private), by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista.) This was written when her son was about 10 years old. My child has a default setting, and it is NO. If
Always Remember the Brain: 30 Strategies for Parents of Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
People who have been exposed to alcohol in utero have brain differences that express themselves behaviorally. As parents of children with FASDs it’s important to keep these brain differences in mind when caring for our children. Remembering brain differences and
What are the best interventions for FASD? How do we fix it?
Ann Streissguth, a pioneering researcher in FASD, did a study of 400+ people who had been diagnosed with an FASD, to pinpoint exactly what behaviors were associated with FASD. The study, published in 1996, not only created a portrait of the
FASD: Warum diagnostizieren?
(German translation of FASD: Why Get it Diagnosed? kindly provided by fasd-netzwerk.at) Warum eine Diagnose im FASD-Spektrum suchen? Für viele – Eltern, unterstützende Fachkräfte und Betroffene – ,die bereits eine bestätigte FASD-Diagnose haben, ist dies eine verwirrende Frage. Warum sollte
Myths about FASD
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about FASD, which is sometimes surprising because it’s not only been identified as a disorder for 40 years, but a great deal of research has been done on it as well. In any
What is the NB Approach to FASD?
The NB approach, or neurobehavioral approach, also called the brain-based approach, is an understanding of FASDs as a physical disability. Because alcohol causes structural, developmental, and even cellular differences in the brain as it is developing in utero, FASD is