This booklet is for parents and caregivers of children and teenagers with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to provide you with ideas about caring for your children to help ensure they have the best lives possible. Note: This booklet refers to anyone who is caring for, or involved in the care of a child with FASD, as a parent or caregiver.
This booklet was written by parents as well as professionals who work with FASD in the community. Included in each strategy section are comments from parents who are caring for children with FASD. These are parents who understand some of the challenges you are going through and want to help by sharing their experiences, from one parent to another.
Caring for a child with FASD is both rewarding and challenging for so many reasons. Parenting, in general, is hard work. When parenting a child with FASD, you need information about the disability as well as support and ideas about how to accommodate your child’s unique brain differences.
This booklet includes information about FASD – what it is and what it means for your child. A number of strategies will be provided. You may want to try some of these as you learn more about your child and how the disability has affected them. Since every child, parent and family is unique, not every strategy will work for everyone. You will likely find that the best strategies are built on developing a good relationship with your child and getting to know your child’s strengths.
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