FASD Lane is a place for adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), or any of the disorders defined as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). A diagnosis is not required to be part of this group, just a reasonable suspicion that symptoms may be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
Club COSTA - Circle of Support for Teens and Adults with FASD.
If you'd like to start your own local group, here is how we did it:
Forum: A message forum has been set up with interesting discussions and some fun and games too! FASDland Forum
Mail List for Individuals with FASD: An online support group mail list has been set up for group sharing and discussion of FASD issues. Information on subscribing is here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FASDLane/
Mail List for Parents of Older Teens and Adults: An online support group for parents only to discuss issues related to helping their older teens and adult children to thrive in a safe and healthy environment: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Olderfas
Workbook: "So You Have Been Diagnosed With FASD: Now What?" This 126 page pdf handbook of hopeful strategies for youth and young adults can be downloaded for free: http://www.bsec.ab.ca/pdf/fasd.pdf
Circle of Support: A fun paper folding activity that
has guidelines on how to be happy living with FASD. In order to be
happy, you have to be healthy and safe. If you get injured or fired, or
evicted or arrested, you will not be happy or free. So these guidelines
help you to stay safe and healthy and happy.
FAS Stars: If you would like to read stories about and see photos of other adults with FASD, visit the 1st Generation of FAS STARS site at http://www.come-over.to/fasstar/faspix/1stGeneration.htm
Members' Sites:: Visit other websites of adults with FASD:
Morgan Fawcett: One Heart Creations http://morganfawcett.vpweb.com/
Ramona's speech: www.come-over.to/FAS/RamonaSpeech2003.htm
Melissa Clark's "Lissies Luv Yums" site: http://www.lissiesluvyums.com/Index.html
Stories of Adults with FASD from Asante Center: http://www.asantecentre.org/Stories_Of_Adults_With_FASD.html
In Barbie's Words: Barbie talks about how she came to terms with having FAS: (tri-fold brochure) http://come-over.to/FAS/brochures/Barbie.pdf
NEW The Life and Times of CE (Carol's Journal): http://fasdlane.com/CEjournal.pdf
Ricki Nelson on having FASD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mC3mX7EwCI
Young woman with FASD talks about her birth mother: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF__Ff5h5rQ
Sam talks about challenges of living with FASD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6Mwcze3wg
MOFAS video of Young Adults Sharing Their Experiences Living with FASD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBaAS2CNxbA
Video Presentation by Young Man with ARND: Myles Himmelreich speaks about his personal experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QgZKkv_Pck
Video for Parents and Young Adults: Kee Warner and Ken Kissinger on Living and Succeeding With FASD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58liri8P29M
Understand FASD: A good place for adults with FASD to learn about the nature of their disorder is here: The ABCs of FASD.
Brochure FASD and the Brain: Everybody print out this trifold and carry it with you in case you need to explain to someone about your disorder:
Articles: Here are some good articles for parents and caregivers:
Secondary Disabilities - Streissguth's Report
HELP! - What it feels like to not be in control
The AAA's of FAS A guide for parents
REASONABLE Setting up a reasonable plan for supporting adults with FASD
Staying Alive with the FASD Survival Plan Good advice for parents
Tri-Level Man The different levels of function for one adult
Tips For Adults With FASD by Eva Carner
A Lawyer's Remarks "Mistakes I Have Made"
Taking Care of the Caretaker 50 ways to love yourself
Security Alert - An Alarming Situation
Jan Lutke's Strategies Presentation Notes from 2002 Conference
External Brain The What-Why-Who-How explanation.
FAS Community Resource Center
This web page http://fasdlane.com was last updated February 28, 2014