FASD Resources
Recommended by the FAS Community Resource Center
for Families, Providers, Community Leaders


These products have been reviewed and chosen as the most beneficial to parents and professionals seeking solutions for helping individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to succeed, and for helping promote healthier communities in the future through FASD prevention.


FASD Lending Library - Borrow a book or video from Claudia at ckbarker@ev1.net.

NEW! Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol by Katherine Norgard. A psychologist's story of her adopted son and her painful discovery of his invisible disability. 184 pages, paperback, $14.95.

NEW! Nurture: The Essence of Intervention by Vicky McKinney, Linda La Fever, and Jocie DeVries. Photos and stories of more than 50 children and adults with FASD and advice from many of the wise parents. $35, 161 pages. Call FAS*FRI 1-800-459-4637

NEW! Alcohol and Pregnancy – A Mother’s Responsible Disturbance - New Zealand author Elizabeth Russell, a recovering alcoholic, uncovers the circumstances that lead to both her children being diagnosed with FASD. ISBN Number is 1-9210-0577-7. $AUD25.95 Zeus Publications.

NEW! Damaged Angels (USA version) by Bonnie Buxton. Read the reviews here.

Damaged Angels (Canada version) by Bonnie Buxton. Read the reviews here.

Fantastic Antone Succeeds! Kleinfeld, J.M., Wescott, S. (Eds.), 1993, University of Alaska Press, (907)474-6389.

Fantastic Antone Grows Up Kleinfeld, J.M., Wescott, S. (Eds.), 2000, University of Alaska Press, (907)474-6389.

The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Overcoming Secondary Disabilities: Proceedings from the International FAS Conference in Seattle, September 4-6, 1996. 256 pp., notes, bibliography, index.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects: Strategies for Professionals by Diane Malbin, $6.50 Hazelden, (800)328-9000.

Trying Differently Not Harder by Diane Malbin. A sequel to the book above, this book provides a model for working effectively with children, adolescents and adults with FAS/ARND. The focus is on understanding behaviors differently, and provides case examples of the most common behavioral symptoms. The model for 'Trying differently rather than harder' is illustrated by stories of how alternative interventions lead to less frustration. Available only at FASCETS Marketplace (503) 621-1271.

The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris. A single father's story of his adopted son and their discovery of his hidden disabilities. Made into an ABC-TV movie. Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award.

"Cheers! Here's to the Baby" by birth mother Linda laFever. Suggested Donation: $15 USD. (253) 531-2878 FAS*FRI Publications, PO Box 2525, Lynnwood WA. 98036.

It Takes A Community Framework for the First Nations and Inuit Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects Initiative. Available through First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. This publication can be made available on computer diskette, large print, audio-cassette, or braille upon request. 613-954-8641.

Parenting Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Daily Living 82-page document in PDF format. B.C. Ministry for Children and Families, Warehouse Services, 724 Vanalman Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4 Canada, Ph. (250) 952-4563, Fax (250) 952-4559. Refer to document number MCF 089

"The Best I Can Be" by Liz Kulp, a teenager with FAE. $12.95 plus $1.50 S&H. Call (763) 531-9548 or Fax (763) 533-3223. Better Endings New Beginnings, 6289 Brunswick Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities in Clients with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Final Report, August 1996, Anne Streissguth et al. $5 University of Washington School of Medicine, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, Seattle, WA (206)543-7155.

NEW! Guidelines for Identifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. October 2005. Copies available: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800.

Diagnostic Guide for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Conditions: The 4-digit Diagnostic Code. (1997) Susan Astley, Ph.D. & Sterling K. Clarren, M.D. $27.00 Make checks or money orders out to: "University of Washington, FASDPN." Mail orders to: FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E. CH-47, Seattle, WA 98105. (206) 526-2100 X 1774, Fax# 206-527-3959

"Letters to Our Children, Letters from Our Children: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Related Effects" edited by Dorothy Badry. Read sample letters here. Order this book from The Alberta Association for Community Living 780-451-3055 extension 22

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Associated Disabilities: A Training Manual to Aid in Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Non-medical Services by Robert Schacht and Robin LaDue. Available at cost from Northern Arizona University, Institute for Human Development, Box 5630 Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 (520) 523-4791. Available in PDF format online at http://www4.nau.edu/ihd/airrtc/pdfs/Rd-29%20Final%20Report.pdf

Tough Kids and Substance Abuse - A drug awareness program for children and adolescents with ARND, FAS, FAE, and cognitive disabilities. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba $15 plus S&H. (204) 944-6233

Challenges and Opportunities: a handbook for teachers of students with special needs with a focus on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS), by Peggy Lasser, published by the Vancouver School Board in 1999. This book provides general information on FAS/pFAS, plus more than 200 instructional strategies. It includes pictures, quotes and vignettes from the lives of students who live with FAS/pFAS. US$16.00 plus $5.00 S&H. FAS Bookshelf Inc. #438-6540 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5B 4Z5. (604) 942-2024, FAX (604) 942-2041.

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Alcohol-Related Birth Defects: Teacher's Manual. Order #20-4, The Arc, 500 E. Border St., Su. 300, Arlington, TX 76010, (817)261-6003, (800)252-9054. Other materials available from the Arc's FAS Resource and Materials Guide online.

FAS/E Assessment and Resource Guide from Family Resource Institute in Washinton State. Compiled by therapists, this publication provides practical guidelines for assessment, handouts, and suggestions for intervention. $12.95 plus $1.50 postage. From Penprint, 230A East First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. (360)457-3404. Fax: (360)457-6958.

FASNET Assessment Tools - for use by non-medical professionals and parents. The intended use is not for making a diagnosis but can alert the assessor to the need for a thorough and comprehensive assessment. COST: $8.50 each including shipping and handling. To order or for more information contact: FAS/E Support Network, 14326 Currie Drive, Surrey, B.C. V3R 8A4. Phone: 604-589- 1854. Fax: 604-589-8438.

"My Name is Amanda and I Have FAE" - A Book for Young Children with FAS/E ($8.50) The FAS/E Support Network. Suite 187, 151-10090 152nd St. Surrey, BC V3R 8X8. Call to order (604) 589-1854.

Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Practical Suggestions and Support for Families and Caregivers Full color 35-page handbook by NOFAS program director and spokesperson Kathy Mitchell, the biological mother of an adult daughter with FAS. $15 USD. NOFAS, 216 G Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

Seeds of Success FASD Parent Advocacy Workbook. $10 plus $5 S&H USD. Special rate for 10+ workbooks. MOFAS, 1821 University Ave N-185, St. Paul, MN 55104. (651) 917-2370.

Tools For Success, Working with Youth with FAS/FAE in the Juvenile Justice System. $58.25 USD includes tax and shipping. MOFAS, 1821 University Ave N-185, St. Paul, MN 55104. (651) 917-2370.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Criminal Justice System Order from the Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Maple Ridge, B.C., 604-467-7101, Toll Free 1-866-327-7101.

A Parents Guide to Caring for a Child Diagnosed with FAS Download this booklet or call OTIS (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) for a free copy: 1-866-626-6847


NEW! Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Personal experiences, stories told by the birth mothers themselves. One hour VHS. Available through SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Order Item CR69. (800) 729-6686

And Down Will Come Baby (1994) Educational video for teens and young adults. Produced by the Department of Education. Closed caption for the hearing impaired. ($45.00) 17 minutes (Inventory Number VHS87) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (800) 729-6686

Sacred Trust - a beautiful, sensitive prevention video for all audiences, especially American Indian and Alaska Native nations. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. 14 minutes, VHS100 $6.50. 1-800-729-6686. View it online here. (Requires Windows Media Player.)

"FAS: Everybody's Baby" - A 35-min. video starring a young man with FAS is designed for teens, but is entertaining and educational for all audiences. $20 (US Dollars) plus $5 S&H. FASSTAR Enterprises, 7725 E 33 St., Tucson, AZ 85710 520 - 296 - 9172 .

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effects: What's the Difference? Order from: AGC Educational Media,1560 Sherman Ave., Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201 Cost: $195 US plus shipping and handling. Phone: 1-800-421-2363 Fax: 847-328-6706 E-mail: agc@mcs.net

WORTH THE TRIP: Raising Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- video tape 49 minutes, $150 - Vida Health Communications, 6 Bigelow Street Cambridge MA 02139. 1-800-550-7047.

"Journey through the Healing Circle" video/book series by Robin laDue and Carolyn Hartness. Set of 4 books and 2 videos $38. Washington State Alcohol/Drug Clearinghouse at 1-800-662-9111.

STUDENTS LIKE ME: Teaching Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- video tape, 39 minutes, $195 - Vida Health Communications, 6 Bigelow Street Cambridge MA 02139. 1-800-550-7047.

The Final Score - video on prevention, 14 minutes, $25 - RurAL CAP, Early Decisions Project, P.O. Box 200908, Anchorage, AK 99520, E-mail anderson@ruralcap.com or call (907) 279-2511.


FAS Tutor - CD to help medical professionals screen and diagnose FAS. From the March of Dimes.

Mo' Angels - Music with a message, CD by teen with FASD (free MP3 download)

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment A Clinical Guide for Obstetric and Pediatric Providers - CD-ROM, $395 - Vida Health Communications, 6 Bigelow Street Cambridge MA 02139. 1-800-550-7047.

Softly Hold My Heart Bruce Ritchie's CD with music, a narative on FAS, and document files. $20. Bruce Ritchie, 2445 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright's Grove, Ontario N0N 1C0 (519) 869-8026 email: music@acbr.com


The FEN Pen Newsletter from Family Empowerment Network FEN PEN newsletter, Madison, WI (800)462-5254, (608)262-6590.

Iceberg: an educational newsletter for people concerned about fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE). Quarterly. A one-year subscription is available for CND $25 professional rate, CND $12 family rate. Order from: PO Box 95597, Seattle, WA 98145-2597, U.S.A. Now available online: http://www.FASiceberg.org

F.A.S. Times Newsletter from FAS*FRI in Washington State. Ask for back copies of issues with articles about ADHD and special education. $10 donation accepted. Send requests to: FAS Family Resource Institute, P.O. Box 2525, Lynnwood, WA 98036. (253) 531-2878 or in Washington (800) 999-3429.


An Inner Voice Tells You Not to Drink SAMHSA poster with Native American theme. NCADI Inventory Number AV161. 1-800-729-6686

Now is a Good Time to Stop Drinking Sperm-&-Egg poster. Minnesota Department of Health. 1-800-728-5420

Posters online may be printed, copied, and distributed for educational purposes. http://come-over.to/FAS/store/posters.htm


National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), (202)785-4585, (800)66-NOFAS.

FAS Center for Excellence U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 1700 Research Boulevard, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850.

Family Empowerment Network, Madison, WI. Conferences and classes on FASD, including an online course. Contact Georgiana Wilton Gwilton@fammed.wisc.edu or Patricia Cameron pcameron@fammed.wisc.edu.

FAS Family Resource Institute - FAS-FRI will send a free information packet on FAS. FAS Family Resource Institute, P.O. Box 2525, Lynnwood, WA 98036. (253) 531-2878 or in Washington (800) 999-3429.

FAS WORLD Raising awareness around the world. FASworld Canada, 1509 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 5C3. 416 465-7766


Fasstar Enterprises - Training and consultation for agencies and professionals providing services to individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. Teresa Kellerman, Tucson, AZ. (520) 296-9172.

CSAP FAS Center for Excellence offers training and technical assistance, submit request form online.

FAS Slide Presentation by Dr. Ed Riley of San Diego State University. View online or download for use in your community.

FAS Online Video Training - 270 minutes of webcast training videos on FAS produced by the Washington State Department of Social Services are viewable online as six 45-minute sessions.

NEW! FASTRAC Peer Student Education Kit -High school curriculum produced by Arc Riverside. Kit includes CD with PowerPoint presentation module, a promotional video, and admistrator's manual. $349. Call Arc Riveride at 1.888.818.6298 or email ArcRiverCA@aol.com.

Free print materials from Minnesota
Updated September 18, 2006
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