GENERAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

The Arc: is a national organization working to promote services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc offers fact sheets and other resources pertaining to disabilities including FASDs.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):  
Your children may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance. Every state in the nation has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. The insurance is available to children in working families.
» Phone: 1-877-KIDS-NOW

Exceptional Family Resource Center, provides support, information & resources in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

FASD California.  provides FASD  information and resources throughout the state of California.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services (FASCETS). 
Services available through FASCETS are designed to increase understanding, build on strengths, expand options for developing effective parenting and professional techniques, enhance existing programs and support the development of new programs. They provide information and resources.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and serves as an information and resource center regarding FASDs. The website is designed to provide resources and information, to improve knowledge about FASDs, and to promote best practices. It also offers information to individuals, families, and communities affected by FASDs in an effort to improve quality of life. SAMHSA also has a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. This locator helps people find drug and alcohol treatment programs in their area.

Family Empowerment Network. FEN is a national resource, referral, support and research program serving families affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and the providers who work with them. FEN’s mission is to empower families through education and support. Members of FEN include birth and adoptive parents, foster care providers, grandparents, siblings, individuals with FASDs, extended family members, and the providers who work with these families. There is no fee to join FEN.

Southern California FASD Information and Support Network is a resource for parents, caregivers, advocates, educators and treatment professionals of persons who have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or anyone who is suspected of being affected by FASD. It is also useful for students or professionals who are interested in the challenges faced by families affected by these conditions.