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 our current offerings.
OrganicOrganizations around the world have come together to offer over 25 different 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)
The FASD Collaborative now hosts several FASD-specific Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Designed to provide a discussion space on important discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary topics in FASD, these SIGs provide members of our community a place to create change in our field. More information on our SIGs can be found here.
The FASD Collaborative created a expansive webinar series in 2021 and 2022, which offered nearly 40 free webinars on a wide variety of FASD-related topics. Most of these presentations were recorded and are available on-demand in the FASD Collaborative webinar catalog. All of our on-demand webinars are free of charge to view and can be found here.
We will be redesigning our website to optimize searches for webinar content in 2023 and will be offering a new webinar series in 2023-2024.
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.
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, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.