• Gain introductory knowledge of the neuro-behavioral (NB) approach to interacting with those with an FASD (changing the environment to support the success of your loved one)
  • Utilize daily adaptations at home to make life less hard for everyone
  • Create rituals that will provide safety (and lessen the possibility of a meltdown) for your child
  • Prepare for transitions (“little” and “big”)
    • Existing services for transitions
    • Post-secondary options
    • Create options
  • Plan for a “good life” (adulthood) for your child
    • Important steps to take sooner than later
    • Ascertain lifetime supports available for your child


  • Value and make time for self-care
  • Grieve the loss of dreams for your child and creating realistic dreams
  • Get on the “same page” as your partner/spouse

Coaching for Families

  • Establish the routine needed in your household for your child
  • Educate teachers, families, and other significant individuals/caregivers about FASD
  • Make sure IEPs reflect your child’s strengths and challenges
  • Become an advocate for your child…in every sense of the word!

Identification of resources

  • Locate professionals knowledgeable about FASD for services needed by your child
  • Find local, regional, and national resources to support you as the caregiver of a loved one with an FASD
  • Establish circle of support for your child

Personal advocacy with schools

  • Accompany you to IEP meetings
  • Consult with teachers by phone about FASD

Training seminars

  • Present workshops specialized for intended audiences (educators, parents, attorneys, social service workers, physicians, GALs, probation officers, etc.)
  • Speak about FASD at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Lecture for graduate and undergraduate classes (free)