Learning Disabilities – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects

The challenge of fetal alcohol syndrome: overcoming secondary disabilities.
Ann Streissguth & Jonathan Kanter. (Eds.) Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.
»The 22 papers presented in this collection look at some of the secondary disabilities that people with FAS/FAE face: mental health problems, disrupted schooling, inappropriate sexual behaviour, trouble with the law, alcohol and drug problems, difficulty caring for children, and homelessness. Programs and interventions from various fields are described.

Fantastic Antone grows up.
Judith Kleinfeld. (Ed.) Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 2000.
»In this book, young people with FAS/E and their caregivers describe strategies that work (and don’t work) during adolescence and young adulthood. Themes include defining success, strategies that work in areas such as counselling, education, sexuality, legal issues and independent living, and what families need from the community.

F.A.S.: When the children grow up. (DVD)
Sharon Bartlett & Maria LeRose. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2005.
»A look at the daily lives of three people born with F.A.S. (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). This documentary considers the events, programs, and people who have made a difference in their adult lives.

FASD Connections: serving adolescents and adults with FASD. (Online)
FASD Connections, 2004-
Available at http://www.fasdconnections.ca/

FASD databases.(Online)
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2008.
Available at http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/KnowledgeCentre/OurDatabases/FASD/Pages/default.aspx
»Databases for Canadian organizations that provide an FASD service, program or support, FASD resources with Canadian content, and FASD trainers and training programs.

FASD programs, services & training. (Online)
Burns Lake, BC: College of New Caledonia, Lakes District, 2008.
Available at http://www.cnc.bc.ca/Campuses/Lakes_District_Campus/FASD_Programs__Services___Training.htm

FASD resource toolkit.2nd ed. (Online)
Tricia Wright & Caitlin Mischki. Prince George, BC: Northern Family Health Society, 2009.
Available at http://www.nfhs-pg.org/media/FASD_Resource_Toolkit_second_edition.pdf
»A collection of information and resources for those who have an interest in preventing FASD and supporting families who are living with FASD.

FASD tool kit for Aboriginal communities. (Online)
Jennifer Wemigwans. Toronto, ON: Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, 2008.
Available at http://www.nfhs-pg.org/media/3_Community/OFIFC%20Revised%20Toolkit.pdf
»This is a “user-friendly” resource for front line workers working with children, youth, adults and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: building on strengths: a provincial plan for British Columbia, 2008 – 2018. (Online)
Victoria, BC: Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Available at http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/fasd/pdf/FASD_TenYearPlan_WEB.pdf

Literacy-based supports for young adults with FAE/FAS.
M. Raymond & J. Belanger. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, 2000.
Also available online at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/research/lbsupprt/cover.htm
»This report describes the impacts of three literacy-based supports (support circles, cognitive compensatory tools, and cognitive enhancement tools) on the lives of five young adults with FAE/FAS.

Long way to simple. Rev. ed.
Stephen J. Neafcy. Brooklyn Park, MN: Better Ending New Beginnings, 2008.
»This book, written by someone who has FASD, offers many practical suggestions for living with FASD, along with personal stories. Note: While written from a Christian perspective, most of the suggestions are not based on religion.

Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD). (Online)
Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, 2009.
Available at http://www.fasdoutreach.ca/
»This site contains a variety of elearning modules on FASD.

So you have been diagnosed with FASD: now what? : a handbook of hopeful strategies for youth and young adults. (Online)
Agnieszka Olszewska . Edmonton, AB: Boyle Street Education Centre, 2007.
Available at http://www.bsec.ab.ca/pdf/So_You_Have_Been_Diagnosed_With_FASD_Now_What_Education_Resource.pdf

Teaching students with fetal alcohol syndrome/effects: a resource guide for teachers.
Julie Conry. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, Skills & Training, 1996.

Trying differently: a guide for daily living and working with FASDs and other brain differences. 3rd ed.
Debbie Trudeau. (Ed.) Whitehorse, Yukon: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon, 2005.
»This small practical book is full of strategies to help people with FASD. It includes topics such as routines/daily structure, life skills and community. It has suggestions for early and later years.

Trying differently rather than harder. 2nd ed.
Diane Malbin. Oregon: FASCETS, 2002.
»Written as much for the parent as the professional, this book provides up-to-date information on what FASD is and how best to deal with it. The treatment model presented is designed to decrease frustration and improve outcomes for children and adults with FASD.

We cares: practical skills for front-line workers working with adults affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: specially designed for those working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. (Online)
L. Bonnie Dinning et al. Ottawa, ON: Anne Wright and associates, 2004.
Available at http://www.annewright.ca/workshops_training/documents/FINAL-wecaresSeptember32004Manual1.pdf

When the spell breaks: the real educational needs of FAS/FAE affected students: parental perspectives.
Margaret A. Raymond. New Denver, BC: M.A. Raymond & Associates, 1997.
»An educational needs study on FAS/FAE which looks at such contentious topics as curriculum relevancy and inclusion.