There is NO 100% safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy.

FASD Resource Directory by Topic

A Community Directory

Indiana NOFAS maintains this resource directory of articles, research, training and other information. This directory also contains contact information for FASD-friendly professionals and programs such as diagnostic clinics, therapists and support groups.

Resource Additions

We “crowdsource” our resource directory. If you have suggestions to be included, especially “FASD friendly” doctors, clinics, and other service providers, please let us know using this form.

Resource Corrections

We do our best to maintain accurate resource information. If you find any corrections, please let us know using this form.

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We are working to grow our list of FASD friendly providers around Indiana. If you have any additions or corrections, please send them to us!

Resources by Topic

1.  Alcohol is a teratogen that readily crosses the placenta and damages the central nervous system and other organs and may impair prenatal and postnatal growth (Fitzpatrick & Pestell, 2016) ...
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Children and teenagers with FASD require specific supports that are unique from other developmental disabilities and conditions. Many educators and school personnel have not been trained on these specific needs ...
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In a recent post, we introduced you to Jeff Noble who shared a powerful personal story of hope. We have another similar story to share today! Jeff is a helper, ...
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In a recent post, we introduced you to Jeff Noble who shared a powerful personal story of hope. We have another similar story to share today! Jeff is a helper, ...
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In a recent post, we introduced you to Jeff Noble who shared a powerful personal story of hope. We have another similar story to share today! Jeff is a helper, ...
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If you’re pregnant, you’ll need to think carefully about what is safe to eat and drink, and what medicines you can take. Drinking alcohol while pregnant can be harmful to ...
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders might be more prevalent than thought. A recent study found 1% to 5% of first-graders in four communities were affected. To broaden awareness of fetal alcohol ...
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After a season of indulgence, many Americans resolve to drink less in the new year. It’s a common pledge — many of us can recall cringe-worthy texts sent after a ...
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Kristin Wiens (@kwiens62) developed the following infographic to help parents, caregivers, educators and others who work with kids. "Kids do well if they can." ~Ross Greene How can we reframe ...
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February 01, 2018 01:51 pm Chris Crawford – As part of its support for the Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy: Partnering for Practice Change(www.cdc.gov) initiative, the CDC has launched a website featuring free fetal alcohol spectrum disorders ...
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The Diagnostic Overview: Recognition and Referral online course has been released and is available from the CDC. Free, online trainings are available for healthcare providers who care for women at risk ...
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The CDC has a wealth of information on FASD, including: Basic Information Education & Training Articles Multimedia & Tools Free Materials Research & Tracking Data & Statistics Information for Specific ...
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Alcohol use during pregnancy is a major public health problem. One in 10 pregnant women reports alcohol use in the past 30 days. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, ...
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Alcohol use during pregnancy is a common area of concern for expectant women. Patients receive opinions from relatives, friends, and the internet, about whether or not to drink alcohol during ...
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Dan Dubovsky compares the differences between ODD, ADHD, and FASD ...
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by Theresa Rebhorn Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world. If you have a child with special needs, your job is no less wonderful, but it can be ...
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We received the following information about a *FREE* Support Group for families of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders! This is from Double ARC in Sylvania, OH - but is open ...
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Most of you are familiar with the statistic that 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned.  This can result in a woman harming her baby before she even knows she is ...
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Research Framework Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disability with significant implications for learning and behavior. International research suggests that the prevalence of FASD in school-aged children ...
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Flow Diagram for Evaluation The Flow Diagram was devised to facilitate greater clinical recognition of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), including fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), while acknowledging that ...
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The Adoption Exchange offers several online training resources related to FASD. An online account will be required to access these resources. The Adoption Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) child welfare ...
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There was a part of me that was angry, but I also knew that the police department and the justice system were uninformed about how vulnerable and easily swayed people ...
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"Many specialists suggest that a significant number of individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system have FASD. Only medical professionals are qualified to diagnose FASD, but law ...
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FASD has major implications for just about every aspect of our legal system including our civil, juvenile, and criminal justice systems. There is a critical need for improvement in our ...
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NOFAS has pulled together a set of general resources on FASD for adults living with FAD. These include: Creating Environments that Support Success Tips for FASD Adults on Daily Routine Strategies ...
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NOFAS has pulled together a set of general resources on FASD for educators. These include: “Hey Teacher” Brochure on FASD Video: 8 Magic Keys: Strategies for Students with FASD General Tips ...
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NOFAS has pulled together a set of general FASD resources for the criminal justice system. These include: American Bar Association: FASD and Legal Issues FASD Legal Experts, Forensic Experts Fetal Alcohol ...
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Janice Coldwater of Adoptions Together shares her perspective on how critically important social workers are in building strong families through adoption. "If parents don't understand that their child is acting ...
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FASD Solutions: Education and Behavioral Strategies (60 min.) Hosted by the Indian Health Services (IHS) TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence (2017) Presented by Deb Evensen, MA, this webinar helps viewers understand ...
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We are very excited to share the online version of a training that our Director Susan Elsworth has given several times around the State of Indiana titled "Bridging the Gap ...
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We are very excited to share the online version of a training that our Director Susan Elsworth has given several times around the State of Indiana titled "Bridging the Gap ...
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In a new JAMA study of more than 6,000 first-graders, researchers estimate that between 1.1% and 9.8% of American children have developmental or neurological problems caused by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)—a significantly higher ...
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The Adoption Exchange offers several online training resources related to FASD. An online account will be required to access these resources. The Adoption Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) child welfare ...
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FASD and Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). The consequences associated with FASD are many and varied, resulting ...
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FASD is completely preventable by abstaining from alcohol while pregnant (and while trying to conceive).  While pregnant women are accustomed to hearing varying advice on whether it is safe to ...
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The CDC has many free, online trainings are available for healthcare providers who care for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, and for those who work with individuals living ...
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Since 1990, NOFAS has responded to requests for information on FASD. The organization has fielded calls, letters and emails from tens of thousands of concerned individuals seeking information, resources and ...
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The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Toolkit was developed by AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate ...
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We're excited to share a video interview from fasdforever.com. It's a conversation between Jeff Noble and R.J. Formanek titled "Flying with Fetal Alcohol." The video appeared originally at fasdforever.com. It's such an amazing ...
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Free, online parent support group through Double ARC. We are an agency in NW Ohio that supports children and families affected by FASD. Parents and caregivers can join the support ...
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[E] NOFAS has pulled together a set of general FASD resources for FASD, including including the Eight Magic Keys, and various strategies for all audiences ...
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Trying Differently Rather Than Harder, by Diane Malbin, M.S.W. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Parents Guide to Caring for a Child diagnosed with FASD, by Wake Forest University Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ...
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Although several diagnostic schemes are available for diagnosis of FASDs, all 4 diagnostic schemes delineate 4 areas of consideration when evaluating for an FASD diagnosis: history of in utero alcohol ...
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One of the more difficult things to remember when supporting a person with FASD is that they are almost certainly having difficulty understanding and remembering what you are saying. This ...
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We've been following the story of a local Indianapolis man who is passionate about running. And he's good. No, really good. Like, he just qualified for the Boston Marathon. Yea, ...
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When you parent a foster or adoptive child, it's not always easy to have an accurate or current record of their bio-family's health history, the child's developmental milestones, or their ...
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This printable handout can be used by a person with FASD (or their caregiver) to advocate for themselves when working with educators or other professionals. A page with targete3d tips ...
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KEY POINTS NAS is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the womb before birth. NAS most often is caused by ...
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Have you or your family experienced alcohol or substance usage during pregnancy? Indiana Center for Children & Families (ICCF) is now accepting individuals and families who are looking for therapy options. Their ...
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Confused or frustrated by your child’s behavior?  Looking for ways to help your child succeed in school and life?  Has your family member been diagnosed with an FASD or do ...
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The rise in opioid prescriptions, particularly in pregnant women, needs to be balanced with a knowledge of risk factors. A study reviews the risks of opioids and pregnancy. The use of ...
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse maintains resources for clinicians to help them treat opioid-dependent pregnant women, mothers, & infants. These can be found on their website ...
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Riley's Children Health at Indiana University Hospital offers an Outpatient Opioid Treatment program.  The following information is taken from their website, which can be found directly at https://www.rileychildrens.org/departments/outpatient-based-opioid-treatment-program. They offer information ...
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Parenting a Child with FASD When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it can harm her developing baby's brain, even before she realizes she is pregnant. This can result in Fetal ...
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The Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP), a non-profit, provincially-funded organization in British Columbia, produced the first edition of this booklet in response to many requests from parents and ...
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OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) among first grade students (6- to 7-year-olds) in a representative Midwestern US community. CONCLUSIONS: Children who have ...
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The March of Dimes has prepared this overview regarding the use of prescription medicine for women who may become pregnant, are pregnant or are still breastfeeding. KEY POINTS A prescription ...
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The March of Dimes has prepared this overview regarding the use of prescription opioids for women who may become pregnant, are pregnant or are still breastfeeding. KEY POINTS Prescription opioids ...
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Take this free one hour internet-based course on preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders designed for women’s health and primary care professionals ...
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NOFAS presented a webinar on “Resources for Families Living with FASD: What’s Out There?” with lots of useful practical information on resources and services for people living with FASD ...
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Edward Aull, M.D., Behavioral Pediatrician 13450 N Meridian Street Suite 354 Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: (317) 582-7654 Fax: (317) 582-7660 Contact: Edward Aull Specializes in ADHD and autism; he sees ...
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March 2018 is Social Work Month! Social workers play an incredibly important role in working with individuals living with FASD and their families. Please read these personal stories from social workers ...
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A 37 minute audio/video overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how ...
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Booklet for Parents, Other Caregivers, and Professionals The information presented in the attached booklet represents a collaborative venture of community agencies providing services to individuals and their families with Fetal ...
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Students Like Me: A pathbreaking video guide for educators teaching children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Over the past few years, practical research has been revealing more about the nature of ...
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Step one is understanding the terminology and basic overview of FASD, and that living with the effects can be quite challenging on a daily basis. We will offer generic comments ...
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School psychologists and school counselors are key players in the success of students who are experiencing learning challenges. With connections to classroom teachers, parents and other primary caregivers; evaluative tools ...
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THE FOUR PILLARS of FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER SUCCESS What Every Care Giver Must Know to Survive the Hardest Job in the World Jeff Noble is an FASD Educator and ...
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We found this resource online: "Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics of FASD and Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children." "I have found this to be the MOST valuable tool to help educate ...
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A new study sheds light on how parents and caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) can best help their kids, while maintaining peace at home and at ...
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TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF – This is critical. The demands of caring for an individual with FASD are relentless and require unfathomable stamina. You are NOT being selfish craving out ...
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Treatment and Support for Individuals Affected with FASD The following article was first shared by NOFAS. Click here to see additional resources, tools, materials, DSM & ICD coding and benefits of ...
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Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol ...
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Learn about a support group for mothers who have experienced with FASD ...
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Many people with FASD (and many other developmental conditions) struggle with perception, which means they leave situations with different understandings of what took place. When asked about what happened, this ...
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This is an educational video targeted to the criminal court and corrections professionals to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation, focusing ...
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Drinking During Pregnancy Have you heard conflicting messages about alcohol use during pregnancy? Here are answers to commonly asked questions about consuming alcohol during pregnancy and how to have a healthy ...
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SARASOTA (FOX 13) - More than 4,000 babies were born addicted to opiates in Florida in 2016, according to state health records. It's an increase of more than a 1,000-percent from ...
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