Supporting School-age Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


A Guide for Parents and Carers

This guide has been developed to provide parents and carers of children (and young adults) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with useful information to they can share with family members, teachers and principals.

It aims to help family members and teachers to work with children with FASD in optimal ways to maximise their learning and social enjoyment of school.

“I’m so proud of my boys to see how far they have come, to have people doubt that they would make year 12 and things like that, and here they are, they are role models as far as I’m concerned for younger Aboriginal kids in the same situation”   [Parent]

This resource provides:

  • a better understanding of FASD;
  • information about the needs of children with FASD;
  • strategies to meet those needs;
  • learning and support strategies at school; and
  • where to get support and information.

We wish to thank the main contributors of this resource book for their commitment to supporting families who live with FASD:
Dr Amanda Wilkins
Amanda is a Developmental Paediatrician practicing through her private clinic at Walcott Child Development Clinic. She is an adjunct senior lecturer with the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia.
Dr Robyn Williams
Robyn is a Nyoongar woman and has supported families caring for children with FASD as an advocate since 2008. Her qualifications include a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology.

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