The following resources may not be FASD specific but contain excellent strategies and resources that can be applied to students with FASD and other brain-based conditions.
Note: Be on the look-out for specialists who understand a brain-based or neurobehavioural approach to educating, intervening and supporting students and young people with FASD and other brain-based conditions. Some well-known experts are: Albert Chudley, Sterling Clarren, Nancy Hall, Diane Malbin, Nathan Ory, Jacquie Pei, Christy Petrenko, Edward Riley and Ann Streissguth. Reading their published work will help you to understand the paradigm-shifting you will have to do to be successful with students with FASD and other neurobehavioural or brain-based conditions.
Engaging All Learners – WEBSITE
www.engagingalllearners.ca/il/supporting-students-with-fasd/ Supporting Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. A wide variety of interesting resources from the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) This includes learning and training modules in French and English for educators of students with FASD
KnowFASD Wikipro – WEBSITE
An excellent website with a wide variety of FASD materials useful to educators and caregivers.
Learning About FASD –WEBSITE
Learning About FASD is a popular website hosted in the Region of Waterloo which is in Ontario, Canada. A wide variety of topics, including education, are covered.
Language Guide- Promoting dignity for those impacted by FASD –WEBSITE & BOOKLET
This website is from the Manitoba Looking After Each Other project and covers other valuable topics.
*Note Understanding that FASD is a permanent, brain-based disorder that requires lifelong intervention and support will help to be successful with students affected by FASD in their education and transitions. Recognizing the need for ongoing human support is a primary and crucial part of making the difficult paradigm shift of “trying differently” for success with FASD.
Strategies Not Solutions – BOOKLET http://fasd.alberta.ca/documents/Strategies_Not_Solutions_Handbook.pdf
A widely used booklet that many educators will find relevant to their daily practice.
Saskatchewan Network Resources – WEBSITE
A wide variety of tip booklets with a wealth of suggestions for students and other individuals with FASD. Each booklet is downloadable at this website.
For example: Tips: for Caregivers, for Teachers, for Justice Workers, for Support Workers, for Employment, Advocacy: Successes & Struggles, Transitions: Tips & Strategies, And : Parent Retreat 2017 Strategies, FASD Wallet Card Template, Information on Guardianship, FASD Toolkit and Healthbook.
Understood for Learning and Attention Issues – WEBSITE
This is the Home Page for Understood.org which features a wide variety of topics relevant to “hot button” Education issues. The Learning and Attention section is especially relevant to education professionals.
University of Washington ADAI- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute 2 WEBSITES
- University of Washington – Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
- Education & FASD Toolkit :A Project of the UW Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit