Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder also known as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and a few other acronyms (i.e. FAE, ARND, etc…)  FASD  (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is the current name.

Alberta Education – Government of Alberta (2004) Teaching Students with FASD: Handbook for Educators This is THE handbook for teachers of students with FASD (or students you suspect with FASD)


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Services www.fasworld.com

Finding Hope   http://findinghope.knowledge.ca/

This documentary follows the lives of people affected by FASD in British Columbia.  There are medical experts, parents and children who discuss FASD. You truly get ‘a day in the life.’  There are awesome classroom ideas (great layout and teaching ideas).  It is the BEST video out there – 60 minutes well spent (bring tissue)

Buxton, B. (2004) Damaged Angels: a mother discovers the terrible cost of alcohol in pregnancy. Knopf, Canada

Streissguth, A. (2006) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a guide for families and communities. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co

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