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Our FASD factsheets have been written by the FASD Hub Team, using their personal and professional knowledge of FASD to build a comprehensive bank of factsheets for caregivers and professionals. New factsheets are regularly added, so if you can’t find what you want, call our helpline and we will be able to help.  

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New to FASD? This factsheet contains basic facts about FASD and how it affects individuals.

What is FASD?

This factsheet contains an introduction to the diagnostic process.

Diagnosis – Thinking about diagnosis?

New to Adoption or Fostering? Heard of FASD and want to know more? This is the factsheet for you.

FASD guide for prospective adopter/foster carers

Kinship carer looking to know more about FASD? Co-written by FASD Hub and Kinship Care Advice Service Scotland (KCASS), this is the factsheet for you.

Kinship FASD

Co-written with Visibility Scotland, this factsheet gives information about how Prenatal Alcohol Exposure can affect sight development. If you require an accessible version of this factsheet, please email [email protected]

FASD and Sight

This factsheet gives Criminal Justice professionals an insight into how FASD affects individuals and how they can be supported.

FASD and young people in conflict with the law


FASD Education factsheet 1: All individuals with FASD have strengths and with the right support can succeed. This factsheet looks at some of the common strengths that learners may have.

Strength of learners with FASD – Teacher resources

FASD Education factsheet 2: Starting a new school or Early Learning centre, or managing the transition between home and school can be challenging for some children and young people with FASD. This factsheet shares some top tips for a smoother transition.

Transitions in Educations: Top 10 tips for caregivers

FASD Education factsheet 3: A well planned transition to a new education setting can make a big difference. This factsheet contains information about the processes of transition and how you can work with your child’s school to plan a positive move.

Educational transitions – starting a new school or ELC

FASD Education factsheet 4: How can school staff help learners with FASD succeed? This factsheet contain bitesize tips for educators to support the needs of learners with FASD

Flexible FASD Support Strategies for Education Staff

FASD Education factsheet 5: Parents often ask us how they can access support in education for their children. This factsheet describes the policy and legal context in Scotland for accessing additional support in education, alongside advice on how to ask for support.

GIRFEC and Additional support in education

FASD Education factsheet 6: Being invited to, or asking for, a school meeting can feel daunting. This factsheet explains the different types of meeting you may be asked to attend in school, and how to make the most of them.

A parent and carers guide to school meetings