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Healthcare Solutions for FASD

Healthcare practitioners who focus on physical and behavioral health, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants, psychiatrists, and psychologists, provide an essential pathway to appropriate diagnostic and intervention services for individuals suspected of or who have an FASD. Having FASD-informed healthcare practitioners is crucial to connect families and self-advocates to supportive contexts that can help mitigate symptoms of the disorder and support development across the lifespan.

Below are resources to help health practitioners increase their knowledge of FASD and understand best practices in diagnosis and intervention within a healthcare model.

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Medical Home Evaluation Model for FASD.j

Information Specific to Healthcare Practitioners


Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities (May et al.; JAMA)

Screening and Diagnosis

CDC’s Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Efforts (Centers for Disease Control)

Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing FASDs (Hoyme et al.; American Academy of Pediatrics)

Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (Hagan et al.; American Academy of Pediatrics)

Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE): Review of Evidence and Guidelines for Assessment (Doyle & Mattson)

Diagnosing FASD More Easily (Mattson)

4 Digit Diagnostic Code (University of Washington)


General Practice Models and Toolkits

FASD Toolkit (American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control)

American Academy of Pediatrics FASD Webinar Series (AAP)

Role of Integrated Care in the Medical Home for Patients with a FASD (Turchi & Smith; American Academy of Pediatrics)

FASD: A Guide for Pediatricians and Mental Health Providers (Dr. Larry Burd, University of North Dakota; .pdf download)

FASDs: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know (Nash & Davies)

Managing Children and Adolescents With FASDs in the Medical Home (Senturias & Burns; .pdf download)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training And Resources for Nurses, Social Workers, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Pediatricians and Medical Assistants (Centers for Disease Control)

Adoptive Medicine (Minnesota Medicine, focused on FASD in the adoption community)


FASD Prevention Program (ACOG/American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

CHOICES: Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies (Centers for Disease Control)


FASDs: Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Carol Weitzman, M.D., FAAP

Treatment Across the Lifespan for Persons with FASDs

Yasmin Senturias, M.D., FAAP

Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE)

Doug Waite, M.D., FAAP

FASDs: Myth, Media, and Medical Home

Renee Turchi, M.D., MPH, FAAP

FASDs: Detection, Discovery, and Diagnosis

Yasmin Senturias, M.D., FAAP

FASDs: Communication, Case Coordination, and Co-Management

Philip Matthies, M.D., FAAP and Ira Chasnoff, M.D.

Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD

David Wargowski, M.D.

Disorder with 1,000 faces: The Calgary clinic diagnosing patients with FASD

FASD Diagnostic Supplement

4 Digit Diagnostic Code

David Wargowski, M.D.

Mental Health Disorders and FASD

Dan Dubovsky, MSW

FASDs: Roles, Referrals, and Reimbursement

David Wargowski, M.D.

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