Resources on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Changing Expectations: Understanding Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fries, D. (2010) Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

http://lcfasd.com/book-store/

Changing Expectations offers a simple introduction to the struggles that many adults with FASD and their support networks face in daily living, such as making accommodations for mental health counseling, education programs, substance misuse treatment and the justice system, as well as helping attend to needs in terms of time and money management, inappropriate sexual behaviour, advocacy and self-care.  The resource is available for purchase through Lakeland Centre.

 

Fantastic Antone Grows Up: Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Kleinfeld, J. (2000) University of Alaska Press  

https://www.amazon.ca/Fantastic-Antone-Grows-Up-Adolescents/dp/1889963119

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/fantastic-antone-grows-up-adolescents/9781889963112-item.html

In this book, young people with FASD and their caregivers report on their experiences coping with the problems of adolescence and young adulthood.  The resource is available for purchase through Amazon and Chapters Indigo.

 

FASD and Employment: Supporting Adults with FASD on the Job

University of Victoria and the FAS/E Support Network of BC (2004)  

http://www.cfeebc.org/have-your-say-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-and-employment-supporting-adults-with-fasd-on-the-job/

Featuring six adults living with FASD, this video and guidebook set focuses on some of the employment related experiences and challenges faced by people with FASD.  Highlighted as well are suggestions and strategies found to be helpful, both on and off the job. Click the link above to access this resource. 

 

FASD: Realities and Possibilities – The Myles Himmelreich Story

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute (2009)

www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca/
http://www.skprevention.ca/shop/fasd-realities-and-possibilities-the-myles-himmelreich-story/

Myles Himmelreich speaks candidly about his experiences living with FASD, including both his challenges and his many successes.  This resource includes a video and accompanying guide which provides discussion questions and additional information about FASD.  The package is available for free order through the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

 

I’ve Just Hired Someone with FASD, Now What?

Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2008)

http://lcfasd.com/book-store/

This book provides information and strategies to assist employers in making the workplace a positive experience for those individuals who live with FASD, and is also available in French upon request.  The resource is available for purchase through Lakeland Centre.

 

Parenting with FASD: Challenges, Strategies and Supports

University of Victoria and the FAS/FAE Network of BC (2005)

https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/socialwork/assets/docs/research/parenting-w-fsd-flyer.pdf

This video and guidebook set focuses on parenting-related experiences and challenges faced by people with FASD. Strategies, suggestions and resources to promote positive parenting are highlighted. 

 

Secondary Disabilities among Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia

Clark, E., Lutke, J., Minnes, P., and Oullette-Kuntz, H. (2004) Journal of FAS International, now known as Fetal Alcohol Research (FAR)

www.motherisk.org/, www.motherisk.org/JFAS_documents/Secondary_Disabilities_Adults.pdf

This article examines the prevalence of secondary disabilities for adults with FASD within the Canadian context, in response to the Seattle Longitudinal Study on Alcohol and Pregnancy.

 

Supporting Success for Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Community Living British Columbia (2011)

www.communitylivingbc.ca, www.communitylivingbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Supporting-Success-for-Adults-with-FASD.pdf

Supporting Success offers an introduction to FASD and suggested accommodations to assist service providers and community members who care about and work with adults with FASD.