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Welcome to the FASD Trust

The FASD Trust was founded in 2007 by Simon and Julia Brown to provide support for those affected by FASD and training / information for the professionals seeking to support them. The Trust now runs support groups for those affected by FASD across the UK, hosts various professional forums and has a variety of training and other resources for those affected by or interested in FASD.

Please visit our News and Events section which is regularly updated. The Events Calendar page provides a handy summary of all our activities nationwide in the coming months.  We produce an electronic newsletter, FASD Connect, several times per year. To access our latest update, please click here. To go on our mailing list for us to send future editions direct to you, please click here.
 

We hope you will find lots of useful information on this website about FASD and the work of The FASD Trust, but if you have any other questions, please do contact us; we enjoy hearing from you! 

 

Media Spotlight on FASD

Follow the link below to see Julia Brown, CEO of The FASD Trust, and her family  being interviewed on national television   about the issues faced by families affected by FASD. The interviews took place on the same day (November 5th) that the Court of Appeal was considering the argument, brought by a council in the North West of England, that a child born with serious health defects as a result of her mother's drinking habits was entitled to compensation as a victim of crime. Hear Julia put the view that better education, rather than invoking criminal law, is the way forward.

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MarVellous Support from Club V at Virgin Gym!

The staff of the Club V creche at the Virgin Gym at Solihull have raised the magnificent sum of £600 in support of the FASD Trust. We are very grateful for their wonderful fund-raising efforts which Jo Watkins, who runs our Solihull Support Group, describes as inspirational. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Education Professionals Forum - Forthcoming Events

Our next, regular Education Professionals Forum takes place in Nottingham on Tuesday, 4th November.

In recent months, we have been involved in two joint events:
  • The first of these was entitled "FASD - Implications for Education" and sought to inform and engage professionals who encounter FASD in education and in the social care system. This poster gives more  details of the event,  which took  place on  27th June, at Denshaw, Oldham.
  • Our colleagues involved in the Trust's Medical and Healthcare Professionals Forum held a joint one day symposium in Brighton on Monday, 30th June. Brian Roberts, Chair of the Education Professionals Forum, was a speaker at that symposium - for more details, see the Medical and Healthcare Professionals news item
Follow the link below to find out more about the Education Roadshow, the Education Professionals Forum and how we are building on the momentum in 2014 created by the success of its launch in 2013. 

[Latest information update:    location  details for Coventry event on November 11th added  - 11Oct14]

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OUT NOW - FASD: Parenting a Child with an Invisible Disability

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY:  Click here to order UK paperback for £7.99.  Click here to obtain your Kindle version.   US Paperback version from www.createspace.com/4953191.    This book has been co-written by our CEO, Julia Brown and Dr Mary Mather, a Consultant Paediatrician, and one of our Trustees….

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Support Groups Activities in 2014 and 2015

For more information about the forthcoming activities of all our regional Support Groups, please follow the link below. Be sure to check back regularly as the schedule is frequently updated throughout the year. Remember that - unless otherwise stated - everyone, especially children (whether or not affected by FASD) is welcome to take part in our Support Group events.
 

[Latest information update:  2015 dates for Manchester/Oldhan/Stockport area groups added  -17Nov14]

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Training Workshops for Parents and Carers in 2014

Our schedule of Training Workshop for Parents and Carers continues throughout  2014. Our most recent workshops took place on June in Loughton,  July  in Aylesbury,  and  September in Hereford.  Please follow the link below  for general information about the workshops and for details of forthcoming sessions.

[Latest information update: 29Sep14]

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Events for Medical & Healthcare Professionals in 2014

After our successful  Local Study Days for Medical & Healthcare Professionals held so far, we are pleased to report that, due to the continuing popularity of these events, more will be held during 2014. As the specifics of the Local Study Days programme emerge, we will keep you posted via these pages.  

Our most recent next event was  a symposium, entitled "Confronting the Challenges of FASD", which took place in Brighton on 30th June.  The event proved very popular and was fully booked some days before it took place.
 
For  news of  other events to come in 2014, follow the link below:

[Latest information update:    17Jul14]

 

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Bringing Hope to those affected by FASD