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.

Benson/Fayetteville                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boone                                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charlotte    South Charlotte (Steele Creek, Gastonia, Belmont) and South Carolina (Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, Fort Mill,                              Clover) areas

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Greenville                                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hickory                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winston Salem                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Currently, there is one support group in North Carolina  meeting in Raleigh on the third Monday of the month.

If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please read this link and to explore option as to how to get started; another guide to setting up a support group is at CreateWe will help you find other parents in your area with whom you can collaborate on fostering the start up of a group in other areas; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.