The Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAAST) is based in the University of Edinburgh, having previously been based in Ayrshire and Arran Health Board. Their primary role is to work with multidisciplinary teams in Health Boards across NHS Scotland to improve access to diagnostic services and improve clinician confidence. FASD Hub Scotland and FAAST work closely together in developing services for individuals with FASD and their families in Scotland.  

The FAAST Team have a number of publications that you may find useful as you seek a diagnosis and subsequently support an individual with FASD. 

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - What Educators need to know 

A useful resource to share with your child’s school, offering information about FASD, how FASD affects the individual and strategies to support the development of skills.  

Making sense of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - information for parents and carers 

A guide for parents/carers with lots of useful strategies around key challenges, including transition, sleep, communication and impulsivity.  

The FAAST website is primarily for clinicians, however alco contain useful information for caregiver - link coming soon!