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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! 


Worcester Professional Special Interest Group Meeting

The Professional Special Interest Group (PSIG) serving Worcester and surrounding areas is one of several such groups established around the country with the aim of encouraging a cross-discipline approach to understanding and dealing with  FASD in all its diverse manifestations and impacts. 

Follow the link below for details of the next meeting of the Worcester PSIG which takes place on 12th September.

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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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Summer Schedule & Beyond

Summer Schedule & Beyond

The summer holiday season is here, and the sun appears to be continuing to shine, so we have lots of fun events planned to continue to support those affected by FASD during August and on into September, including picnics in the park, new support groups, conferences and more..... Check out the full schedule here......

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Support Groups Activities in 2014

We are very pleased to report the start of two new Support Groups, in Solihull on 16th August and in Stockport on 20th September. Posters** for these launch events are now available via the link below.

For more information about that event and 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:  09Sep14: details of Worcester S.G. event on November 29th added]

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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 11th in Loughton and on July 2nd, in Aylesbury.  Locations  for the rest of the year include Hereford on 17 September and Southampton. Please follow the link below for more details of these events and for general information about the workshops.

[Latest information update: 12Aug14]

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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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Education Professionals Forum - Forthcoming Events

Our next, regular Education Professionals Forum takes place in Worcester on Tuesday, 7th October.

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 Forumheld 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:    17Jul14]

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