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Often parents ask:  Why bother getting a diagnosis? Differential diagnoses related to behavioral difficulties and the brain are just as crucial for successful outcomes as those related to physical health. A correct diagnosis of FASD leads to better educational outcomes, job prospects, and overall mental health than...

 Reflections of a "Helper"   David Boulding, JD,consultant     As the content editor for this website, I am sorry to report that I lost all of the written material that I prepared for this page.  Part of the process and experience of being a grassroots organization apparently!   While I...

If you are considering a community college or four year institution for your loved one with an FASD, take into account developmental age in determining when this step may be a good fit for her or him and when.  Even a community college certificate program may be...

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenging task for those with an FASD and their families.  Assessing the services to assist in this process is time consuming and persistence is needed.  Nonetheless, it is a crucial task in preparing her/him for a successful future.The groundwork for...

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program funded by general tax revenues and is designed for those with disabilities acquired before the age of 22 and with little or no income for rent, food, and clothing. Applications can be done online, by making an appointment via...

https://sites.duke.edu/fasd/ IEPS and 504 PlansEducational SupportThe 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access...

The Neurobehavioral Approach (NB) has been found to be extremely helpful to those families implementing this model by improving outcomes in working with those with an FASD.  Since FASD is truly brain damage with developmental and structural differences that cannot actually be seen with the...

The NCDHHS website defines the NC Innovations Waiver:  The Medicaid Innovations Waiver help Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) live a more independent lifestyle. The LME/MCO receives a set amount of money (capitation) each year that is used to help people get I/DD services.  Contact...