Improving understanding of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Wales
FASD CYMRU at a Glance
Promoting awareness, developing training and supporting families with FASD in Wales
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is caused by exposure of a foetus to alcohol in the womb. Recent research suggests that as many as 1 in 6 children in the UK may have FASD, but most of them remain undiagnosed. Only 1 in 10 with FASD have distinctive facial features. FASD is a lifelong condition. Everyone with FASD is affected in a unique way but common difficulties include following instructions and remembering facts, paying attention, reading and understanding words and numbers, writing and co-ordination, starting, keeping going and finishing tasks, coping with transitions and change, social and emotional immaturity, needing to learn by doing, sensory sensitivity, severe anxiety and tiring very quickly. Together with All Wales Forum, we have produced a film about FASD called ‘Think brain, not blame’. It was launched at the Senedd in Cardiff in November 2019, with the help of Elin Jones, our Assembly Member and Dr Dai Lloyd.
Online training is available throughout Wales
via Zoom or Teams.
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FASD awareness training
Neurodiversity awareness training for schools
Extended introduction to FASD
Learn all about how FASD affects behaviour and learning. Find out what you can do to help your child
or pupil with FASD reach their full potential.
How do different forms of neurodiversity affect learning? What are the advantages of having a brain that works differently? What helps pupils with neurodiverse brains to learn? Where can I find out more?
What is FASD? How common is FASD in the UK? How does alcohol affect the development of the foetus? How can the brain be affected? What changes when we notice symptoms of brain damage rather than poor behaviour? What helps at home and in school? How does FASD overlap with other forms of neurodiversity?