Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Some children whose birth mothers drink alcohol during pregnancy can develop Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Alcohol can have an impact on the baby's brain development which can make it more difficult for children with FASD to manage their thoughts and feelings or to handle certain tasks. NOFAS-UK have developed a book for children with FASD to help explain what they are going through. You can view the video below or download the My Brain, Me and FSD [PDF] here

Online Training Courses from NOFASD-UK

These courses will give you more information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Better knowledge will contribute to better prevention of FASD and better support for the people affected.

Most of the courses can be taken at your own pace. They have been designed for health, mental health, social service providers, educators and any professionals in the UK working with children, adolescents and adults affected by FASD. Parents, caregivers and family members may also find the courses useful. The courses provide an overview of FASD history, risk factors for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, signs, symptoms, prevention and suggested treatment.

These courses are hosted by NOFASD-UK (The National Organisation for FASD - UK) on their website.

Find out more about the courses

FASD support group

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum host a Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder support group. This monthly support group was initially set up by two adoptive families who have experience of children affected by FASD. It is a safe and supportive space to share experiences and find out about other support and resources. Contact the Rainbow Parents Carers Forum on to find out more and check out the FASD Friends support group flyer [PDF] for more information.

Further information

Games and activities - Me and My FASD

This website has been put together by Me and My FASD with links to games and activities that people with FASD have found useful or interesting. The page is updated regularly with new activities and information.

Factsheet for parents, carers and professionals [PDF]

Teaching a Student with FASD [PDF] - created by NOFAS UK