Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research-based best practices for helping people with fetal alcohol exposure.

FAFASD is pleased to offer a variety of workshops and trainings focusing on FASD as a neurobehavioral disorder. These trainings explain FASD and help caregivers and professionals working with individuals and families affected by FASD create a plan for success.

The workshops and trainings are based on current research and writings around best practices when parenting, working with, or supporting persons with FASDs, and include many personal anecdotes, stories, and examples of positive change.

We have several workshop formats: 3 hour, 1 day, 2 days, and 3 days. We can also craft something custom for your event. 

Want to know how parents can host a workshop? Check out our post: “How parents can host an “FASD and the Brain-Based Approach” training” to see how other family groups have helped bring FASD information to their communities.

If you would like to schedule a workshop or receive a longer description of each workshop or webinar, including goals and objectives, please contact us at fasdfamilies@gmail.com or  (413) 248-7297‬

Upcoming in-person workshops:

Travel and covid safety precautions permitting, we are tentatively scheduling workshops for late fall. When plans become more concrete we will offer more details and open registration.

Raleigh/Durham: November, 2021.

Holyoke, MA, November, 2021.

Somewhere warm, January, 2022!

If you’d like to pencil in an in-person workshop for late fall, 2021 and early winter, 2022, please contact us! 


Upcoming Webinars: 

FASD and the Brain-Based Approach 5-week webinar series, Spring, 2021! All listed times are Eastern Time.

Tuesday afternoons, 1 pm – 3 pm:

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1;  Cost: $100. Register HERE.

Thursday evenings: 7 pm – 9 pm:

April 29, May 6, 13, (skipping May 20), 27, June 3; Cost $100.  Register HERE.

Topics covered:

  • Facts, figures and statistics
  • Diagnosis
  • Neurobehavioral Profile: primary and secondary characteristics
  • Accommodations and environmental change
  • Barriers to implementation
  • Planning for support

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research-based best practices for helping people with fetal alcohol exposure.

The workshops and trainings are based on current research and writings around best practices when parenting, working with, or supporting persons with FASDs, and include many personal anecdotes, stories, and examples of positive change.

Each webinar session will be recorded and a link to the recording and a copy of the slides and all handouts are sent out to participants after each session.