FASD AWARENESS

FASD is the term used to describe the lifelong impairments that can result from brain damage caused by alcohol exposure before birth. These impairments might become evident as difficulties with physical activities, speech and language, memory, learning and behaviour issues.

Working towards a better future

Offering support, education, training, research and information on
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

WELCOME TO FASD AWARENESS

FASD can be the outcome in individuals whose parents were either not aware of the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy or were not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy.

Our main aim is to support the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and to improve the quality of life for those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and their parents and carers. Our vision is to be a strong and effective voice for individuals and families living with FASD, while supporting initiatives across the UK to promote prevention, diagnosis, intervention and management. 

We are supported by individuals and companies alike, such as Lloyds, SEIB Insurance Brokers, Allied Fabrications Ltd, Tunstall Jubilee Foundation, and many more.

 
LATEST NEWS

FASD Awareness present via Webinar  “My journey living with and advocating for FASD”

by Maggie May

Maggie May is one of the great voices amongst the FASD Community. She is a major advocate as someone who grew up in a fostering environment and finding out in her teens that she had a diagnosis of FASD. Maggie May is passionate about being an FASD ambassador and is eloquent in her descriptions of growing up with FASD. How people reacted to her as being different, how she responded and what strategies she put in place to fit in. Maggie May’s story is one that many individuals and their carers would be able to relate to and learn from. Both health and social professionals have been seeking advice, strategies and recommendations from Maggie.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, our support groups are now held online using Zoom. Please click here for more information on our new online support meetings.

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TRAINING

Information services for health, mental health, social service providers, educators and professionals working with children, adolescents and adults affected by FASD.

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DONATE

FASD AWARENESS appreciates all donations. Your donations help fund monthly FASD support groups and provide training within schools. In addition, we will be able to continue to grow awareness of FASD.

 
OUR EVENTS
MONTHLY

Support Group

Our Support Group meetings provide attendees with an opportunity to find understanding and support through group discussions and to access helpful resources. 

COMING SOON

Living life the FASD way

Hear from real people, living real lives that just happen to have FASD.

Postponed until further notice.