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]

We have a wide range of FASD blogs, many of which have been written by members of the FASD Hub team sharing their own lived experience.  Grab a cuppa and read them here via the link below. Could you write a blog for us? Why not get in touch with with via [email protected] and we can give you more details. 

Our FASD Blogs

FASD Podcasts

  • The FASD Hub Scotland team speak to co-hosts Al Coates and Scott Casson-Rennie from The Adoption and Fostering Podcast about all things FASD and what the team do; recorded during the Adoption UK Scotland 'Thinking Differently about Education' conference in December 2019.
  • Listen to the Adoption and Fostering Podcast coverage from the Scotland FASD Conference, recorded in May 2018, speaking with Dr Raja Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist, FASD Clinical, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust along  with parents and carers.
  • Listen to Dr’s Sarah Brown and Jennifer Shields from NHS Aryshire and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team.
  • Listen to Dr Jennifer Shields, FASD prevalance and diagnosis in Scotland from NHS Aryshire and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team

Blogs - read blogs from the FASD Hub Scotland team and others with a focus on FASD.

  • My daughter doesn't look different, but she is.. A BEST magazine article with Jo Garofalo
  • Through a different lensAs parents of those who enter our homes a babies or young children, and then who grow into young people, and become the young adults and parents of the future, we aim to parent through a different lens. 
  • We need to talk about FASDDid you know that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) could affects as many as 1 in 20 people in Scotland? FASD is thought to be 3-5 times more prevalent of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Tomorrow is another dayA beautiful poem showing the love and dedication through the struggles from one Mum to her son.
  • Half and Hour changes the view - Getting an FASD diagnosis is the start of a new road in the journey.
  • What do you see? - What do you see when someone says FASD? Here is what one Mum truly sees in her son.
  • Blog post -FASD Support & Resources by NHS AYRSHIRE and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team 
  • An account of FASD action in Scotland -Thinking about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, blog by Dr Christopher Steer, former Scottish Government Professional FASD Advisor
  • Hiding in Plain Sight - Joan Gracie is a Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership with NHS Forth Valley. Joan talks about the importance of addressing blind spots in preconception health and why she wanted to get involved in QNIS’ new programme of work Healthier Pregnancies, Better Lives to support women to better prepare for pregnancy. 

Suggested podcast channels - some FASD specific, others with content that is relevant to those parenting and supporting individuals with FASD.

  • FASD Success Show with Jeff Noble - a fantastic series of podcasts covering every aspect of FASD
  • Sarah Fisher Couching - Sarah in conversation and talking about connective parenting, a framework that promoted parental presence & relationships
  • The Adoption & Fostering Podcast - Al & Scott have recorded over 100 podcasts and spoken to many different people providing listeners with the opportunity to hear about adoption through many different lenses
  • Spotlight on FASDThe UK's first podcast dedicated to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) hosted by Jessica Rutherford (who was previously an FASD Advisor with FASD Hub Scotland) and Clair Devanney Glynn.  They aim to to shine a light on FASD and bring conversations out of the shadows. 
  • FASD Hope -FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience. The mission of FASD Hope is to bring awareness, information and inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Each week, Podcast Host- Natalie Vecchione- speaks with a variety of guests about different topics related to FASD and other Brain Based Diagnoses. Available on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Listen to Aliy Brown, FASD Hub Project Manager as a guest on episode 117: 'A conversation with Aliy Brown'.