About Us

The FASD Collaborative Project was created in late 2020 from a discussion within the FASD United Affiliate Network in the United States, when a need was identified to increase effective supports and evidence-based training at a national level related to FASD. FASD organizations from around the globe joined forces under the notion that if we each "give a little," we can create more dynamic FASD systems of care internationally. There are over 30 organizations participating in the 2021-2022 academic year of offerings.


Support Groups

This collaborative currently offers 21 online FASD support and information sharing groups to birthmothers, birth families, self-advocates, and caregivers internationally. These support groups are run by a range of leading organizations and experts in the field of FASD. Most of these support groups are offered free of charge and all are currently open to new support group participants.


We welcome new FASD support groups to be listed with the Collaborative; please note that your support group must be made available to a national/international audience. Available support groups for the Collaborative can be found here.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A new addition to the FASD Collaborative slate of offerings is our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Designed to provide a discussion space on important discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary topics, these SIGs provide members of our community a place to create change in our field. More information on our SIGs can be found here.

Webinar Series

The FASD Collaborative created a expansive webinar series for September 2021 through August 2022, which will offer 39 free webinars on a wide variety of FASD-related topics. Currently all presentations are scheduled to be recorded and will be available on-demand until September 2022. All of our webinars, including those offered on-demand, can be found here.

Certificates of Completion

Every live and on-demand webinar participant is eligible to apply for a free certificate of completion from the Collaborative for the hours attended. More information on this continuing education credit opportunity can be found here.

Graduate Credit

Non-degree-seeking graduate credit from Madonna University is available for up to 3 credit hours. More information on this continuing education credit opportunity can be found here.

Interested in Joining the Collaborative Project?

If your organization would like to join The FASD Collaborative Project by offering a support group or presentation on FASD internationally, please contact Emily Rusnak, 2021-2022 Project Coordinator, at emily@mcfares.org for more information and to discuss participation in the Collaborative.

Media Contact or Community Questions?

Michigan Coalition for Fetal Alcohol Resources, Education, and Support (MCFARES) is a proud founding partner for The FASD Collaborative Project and currently hosts project management for the collaborative. If you have questions or want to contact us for a media release you are planning, please reach out to Emily Rusnak at emily@mcfares.org.