Fetal (Foetal) Alcohol Syndrome

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UK sources of information and / or support

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NOFAS-UK (National Organisation on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) is a charity organisation that is committed to helping individuals affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. NOFAS-UK promotes education and public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. NOFAS-UK is a source of information on FASD to the general public, press and medical professionals.

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FAS Aware UK

A group of parents and professionals in the United Kingdom devoted to raising awareness about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND), to help reduce the incidence of birth defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and to assist individuals and families struggling with the life-long disabilities associated with FAS/ARND.

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The FASD Trust

Information on FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Details of support groups for families affected, latest news, research, collaboration with NHS and other statutory bodies. Aim of charity is to provide support for those affected and raise awareness of FASD. Also provides advice on drinking in pregnancy.

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TACT - The Adolescent and Children's Trust

Their core work involves providing fostering or adoptive families for children and young people. But, they also offer training to carers and adopters in the area of foetal alcohol affected children.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7450 (v6)
Last Checked:
12 July 2011

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