Our hope is that the website will connect parents throughout the state with Informed. In turn, Informed will connect parents in geographical proximity and foster the development of FASD Family Engagement Networks and free support groups for parents throughout North Carolina.
Being involved with other families who have a loved one with an FASD is extremely beneficial. More often than not others in your life, including extended family, teachers, and counselors may not really "get" FASD. Involvement with other families helps you realize it is not you!
A 2009 study by Olson et al in Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews reported that the top unmet need (69.2%) of caregivers raising children who have FASD and behavior problems is the opportunity to discuss feelings about their child with someone who has gone through the same experience.
There are parents hoping to start groups in the following areas; contact the indicated individual.
|Triangle Support Group|
|Winston Salem||Kathy Hotelling|
* Charlotte South Charlotte (Steele Creek, Gastonia, Belmont) and South Carolina (Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover) areas