Great Book Giveaway 2022

FREE Book Giveaway!


Through the generosity of The Constance and Jay Mazelsky Family Fund, we are offering several books about FASD FREE! 


Connie and Jay Mazelsky have established a fund to make leadership investments in organizations with the potential to have major impact in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).  Although fetal alcohol exposure has been known for decades to cause lifelong, permanent brain damage and birth defects, as a cause it has remained very much in the shadows. Early donations from the Mazelsky family fund include supporting Dr. Christie Petrenko’s work on FASD interventions and clinician training at the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Clinic; the Disability Roadmap documentary films produced by Dan Habib, Inclusive Communities Project Director at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York; and NCFASD Informed, a leading organization to promote FASD training for professionals and supports for families and individuals with FASD in North Carolina.


To receive a book, you must live in North Carolina.


To help spread information and understanding about FASD, please share your book with others who will read it to understand those with an FASD.


Available books and their descriptions are listed below.

By Diane Malbin

The gold standard book on using the neurobehavioral approach in interacting with an individual with an FASD.

By Ira J. Chasnoff & Ronald J. Powell

The audiences for this book are teachers, parents, actually anyone involved with assisting children and youth with FASD.

By Melissa Jacobus 

A mother’s four-year journey with her two adult children with FASD.  If you want  someone to understand what it is like to parent a daughter or son with FASD, this is the book to read.

By Jeff Noble and Tara Soucie 

A book for families who have an adolescent with an FASD. The authors provide key principles and “lightbulb moments” of discovery that will help families make positive changes in the way they understand, interpret and support individuals affected by an FASD.

By Jeff Noble and Tara Soucie 

A book for parents raising a child with an FASD.  Jeff shares his favorite and most-shared “soundbites” that have helped him to understand and teach others about living and supporting someone with an FASD.  

By Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D.

This book is for families and professionals who provide care, treatment, and social services to adolescents with FASD. Experts from the fields of pediatrics, child psychology, social services, education, and more share their perspectives on challenges caregivers face. 

By Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D.

This is a handbook for parents and healthcare providers who want to learn more about FASD and how FASD manifests from the newborn period through adolescence. Each chapter includes concise learning objectives, criteria for diagnosis across the spectrum, and implications for intervention.

By Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D.

The brain-based neurodevelopmental difficulties associated with FASD present a special challenge to children and teens. The Internet can be a place of high-risk for the young person with FASD. This book is for any parent or professional who must find a balance between the young person’s quest for independence and the need to protect that young person from harm in the online world.