I would love to think that my website is the only information hub about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the treatment of the disability, but that would be pretty darn ignorant and nothing further from the truth.
I, like so many of you, searched the internet for hours and hours looking for information and answers about fetal alcohol syndrome and if there were other people going through the same thing I was as a caregiver.
The truth of the matter is that the only way were going to get the masses to understand our kids, is to be as educated as possible,and in order to help you with that, I’m providing you with The TOP 10FASD BLOGS & WEBSITES that I read and use for my own growth and education about the madness that is Fetal Alcohol. There are some great technical websites and blogs by other caregivers who are fantastic writers and even better entertainers.
So, without further a due, here are my top 10 favourite FASD website and blogs.
10. Losing my Mind
This a blog from a caregiver named Barb who has four adopted children: Akila-12, Imani-11, Hezekiah-9 and Zeke-8. Barb is a great writer and is easy to relate to. I am a big fan, so please check it out and if you like her blog, don’t be afraid to let her know.
9. Easy to Love But Hard to Raise
This blog isn’t just FASD specific, however it has a lot of good information about raising kids with invisible disability’s. They also have a book out by the same name. I have read it and I suggest you do to.
8. Much More than Mom
Linda is a great writer and touches on relevant topics associated with being a caregiver. I featured one of her posts on my site and it received fantastic reviews. Check it out for yourselves.
7. MOFAS – Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This website is not only really nice to look at, but it’s filled with great fetal alcohol content. They have the Virtual Family Center which you have GOT to check out. Everytime I visit their site, they are adding new and valuable features.
6. FASD Justice
Ok. So, its not a matter of “if” your loved one with FASD gets involved with the justice system, but often a matter of when, so you may want to make sure you’re prepared. This website will definitely help you do that. This website has sections on everything from help about the investigation, pre trial and bail. They also have scrolling soundbites on the left side of the page… and you know how much I love soundbites!! Yoink!! I’m going to use some of those.
5. FAS World
Founded in 1999 by Brian Philcox and Bonnie Buxton. This website has tons of great resources and valuable insight. I really like the feature where you can look up various support groups. Bonnie and Brian also run a support group in Toronto, ON Canada. We have a long way to go to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder recognized, and without these two pioneers we would be a lot farther back.
4.Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network.
I actually was able to visit this centre last year during my vacation to Edmonton. All I can say is that they know what there doing!! They have also written an excellent booklet called, ‘Strategies, Not Solutions’ and you can download it for free! So, what are you waiting for – go get it.
3.Wounded in the Womb
If you are not aware, the province of Manitoba are amongst the world leaders in awareness and it helps when you have a newspaper like the Winnipeg Free Press helping with send out the message. So much so, that they have their own webpage about Fetal Alcohol. It’s chock full of delicious articles for you to devour over a morning coffee.
2. FAS Link
This website is done by non other then the godfather of fetal alcohol himself, Bruce Ritchie. Bruce’s website is filled with excellent articles and research done by Bruce. He also has built one of the largest online forums about fetal alcohol on the internet. If you are looking for both education, answers and a devoted community, then you’d better check this site out.
1. The FASD Learning Series
If you really want to become a jedi master about Fetal Alcohol – Go here and learn from here. This website is your own personal FASD conference taught by an all star professional and caregiving cast. Most of the videos are an hour long and sometimes, to much for me and my ADD, but the beautiful part is that you can press pause. Also, make sure you keep a note pad near, you’re going to want to write down some of the epic insight into fetal alcohol and issues that go with it.
Well, there you have it. It should be no secret now as to where a lot of what I know comes from. Having said that, it’s up to you to learn and apply what these blogs and sites are teaching you. If you do that, you will be on your way to becoming just what your loved ones need – Armed and Dangerous with your new found knowledge!
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