Since FASD Hub was launched, we have had the opportunity to host a range of webinars exploring different aspects of supporting individual with FASD. Whether you are a prospective carer, parenting an individual with FASD or a professional supporting families, we have a webinar that will inform, equip and inspire you.

Our full range of webinars can be found on our YouTube channel, but here is our recommended viewing to get you started:  

"The Big Three" May 2023

Some of the most common symptoms with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are lying, stealing, and raging- "The Big Three". In this workshop, we will discuss the neuro-behavioral aspects of why these behaviours are common, and talk about strategies that can help parents and professionals get a handle on these frustrating behaviours.

Barb Clark trains and consults on FASD as an independent contractor, as an FASD Coach for the FASD Success program, and through her work at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).

"How to respond to behaviours effectively in a way that brings calm" April 2023

Mike & Kristin from Honestly Adoption Co. join us to discuss behaviours in young people with FASD and how to respond effectively when your child becomes escalated or dysregulated. The Honestly Adoption Company is fiercely committed to helping parents gain insight into their child, change their parenting approach, and in turn, transform their family. They believe that when you can better understand your child, find the support you need, and gain valuable training that gives insight into childhood trauma, it helps you become the best parent possible.

The Value of Diagnosis, March 2023

Join the FASD Hub and a panel of professional experts ,and experts by experience for a special conversation on the value of FASD diagnosis. With Prof. Raja Mukherjee, Prof. Moira Plant, Educational Psychologist Miranda Eodanable, Dr Bethan McMinn and Carol Hunter, an adult with an FASD diagnosis.

FASD and suggestibility during police interviews, February 2023

Individuals with FASD are nineteen times more likely to be involved with the criminal justice system (CJS) when compared to those without FASD. Interrogative suggestibility, a tendency to accept suggestions (during police interviews) is theorised to be a weakness in people with FASD. David Junior Gilbert, doctoral researcher at the University of Salford, will present findings from his PhD which compared the interrogative suggestibility of the FASD population with a neurotypical population. Further results on the impulsivity, memory recall and confabulation will be presented to demonstrate the vulnerabilities of the FASD population before and during encounters with the criminal justice system.

Living Well with FASD, November 2022

Join us as Kenny LaJoy discusses his childhood; diagnosis and his life as an adult with FASD. He will also discuss his book, It's OK to Be You: Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities'. Kenny LaJoy is a young author, entrepreneur, and pizza store manager who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its challenges every day. Kenny's earliest years were spent in an orphanage in Kyrgyzstan. At the age of eight, he was adopted into the LaJoy family and then began the home-schooling journey that, along with his grit and determination, would shape and mould him into the man he is today.

Morag Burns, NHS Speech & Language Therapist, October 2022

Morag Burns has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in NHS Lothian for nearly 30 years. Her interests include supporting communication partners to adapt their communication style and environments to meet the needs of neurodivergent people.

Jan & Rossi - Birth Mum & Son, FASD Month 2022

Join us for a 90 minute session with Janet & Rossi to hear their story; their journey to an FASD diagnosis and Rossi's lived experience as an adult with FASD. Jan & Rossi, Birth Mum and Son, are firm advocates of getting the word out about FASD and the effects that alcohol can have on an unborn child. Janet didn’t find out she was carrying until four months into the pregnancy. As a social drinker at the age of 40, she was unaware of the dangers alcohol could cause her child. It wasn’t until her son was six years old that it became apparent that he was struggling with social and educational skills.