In this section, you will find additional resources that can be used to help support an increase in knowledge, skills, confidence, and ability to implement FASD-informed coordinated and consistent educational strategies for students with FASD across Alberta. The resources are separated into four themes:
- Foundations in FASD – how alcohol impacts fetal development, diagnosis of FASD, strengths and challenges of people with FASD, and opportunities for supports and interventions.
- Teaching Strategies – teaching strategies to use in the classroom for students with FASD.
- Strategies in the Classroom – ideas for classroom strategies and accommodations for students with FASD.
- School to Adulthood Transitions – strategies for support to improve the experience of students with FASD transitioning from school into adulthood.
Additionally, there are numerous FASD specific websites that provide an enormous array of resources and access to publications, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Some of our ‘go-to places and spaces include:
The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation. https://canfasd.ca/
The FASD Service Networks is a unique made-in-Alberta plan on FASD that focuses on developing and delivering community-based solutions, making it easier for people affected by FASD to get the help they need, at any point during their life. This website is a navigation hub for FASD services in Alberta, Canada. https://fasdalberta.ca/
The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project focuses on engaging communities in conversations about drinking during pregnancy or drinking before a woman even knows they are pregnant. The project is based within the FASD Service Networks. https://preventionconversation.org/ https://getrealab.ca/