FASD Hub

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To speak to one of our advisors call our helpline  - open Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 2.30pm or email us at [email protected]

Education can bring many challenges for children and young people with FASD or a history of prenatal alcohol exposure. However, with the right support, learners can achieve great things. FASD Hub Scotland had produced a number of resources to support parents, carers and educators. This includes a series of FASD Education factsheets and our FASD: Insights and Strategies for Educators training modules.

 


NEW! Top Tips for Supporting Individuals with FASD

Ideal for educators, these are our top tips for supporting individuals with FASD 




Have you seen our animation, FASD Makes Me, Me? Ideal for using in school to introduce the topic of FASD and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. This animation was co-created by children, young people and adults with FASD with the support of their families.

NEW! We have created FASD Makes Me, Me education resource packs for primary and secondary schools to accompany the animation. 

Primary School Resource pack

Secondary School Resource Pack

If you would like to speak to one of the FASD Hub Team, or to arrange a call with one of our education helpline advisors, you can email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to help


What is FASD? Insights and Strategies for Educators

This 3-part course is has been written particularly with educators in mind. Attendees are able to choose each module to attend on a date of their choice, and at the end of completing the 3 modules receive a certificate. A handbook will be provided for each module so you can continue your learning in your own time.

Module 1: An Introduction to FASD

  • How alcohol affects the developing fetus
  • FASD, its prevalence and how it affects individuals

Module 2: FASD Insights

  • Brain development, and how alcohol affects brain development
  • The brain domains and how FASD may look in the classroom
  • Reframing our thinking

Module 3: FASD Strategies

  • Classroom strategies for supporting learners with FASD or Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.
  • Communicating with families
  • Q&A with our FASD Education Advisors
  • Signposting to further resources

Download our FASD:Insights and Strategies for Educators Flyer

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Education factsheets

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. 

Education factsheets

 


Additional Recommended Education Resources 

  • Education Scotland 
    FASD Hub collaborated with Education Scotland to develop an online resources for all those working in education. This brief guide provides key information and signposting to other resources. 
  • Understanding FASD: What Educators Need to know
    This guide for educators has been published by the Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team Scotland. Full of key information and top tips, it is a fantastic resource for educators. 
  • The Adopter’s Handbook on Education (Scotland)
    Written by Alison Rennie Parkinson, our colleague in Adoption UK, this guide contains advice and ideas on how early experience impact on a child’s behaviour in the classroom, choosing starting a new school and rights, special needs support and alternative provision and lots more.