Course Highlights

Here are some of the highlights for this course.

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

About this Course

In this 7-hour online course, students learn about strategies to support individuals and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). 

Topics include behaviours typically exhibited by individuals living with FASD, daily living strategies to support individuals with FASD,  intervention and support strategies from early childhood to adulthood, and the importance of using a strength-based approach to support people living with FASD.

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Course Information

  • 2

    Lesson 1: FASD Across the Lifespan - Infants and Babies

    • Introduction

    • How FASD Affects Infants and Babies

    • Accommodations for Infants and Babies with FASD

    • Summary

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

    • References

  • 3

    Lesson 2: FASD Across the Lifespan - Early Childhood

    • Introduction

    • FASD Across the Lifespan- Early Childhood

    • Childhood

    • Accommodations for Children

    • Strategies for Caregivers from Caregivers

    • Summary

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

    • References

  • 4

    Lesson 3: FASD Across the Lifespan - Adolescence

    • Introduction

    • FASD Across the Lifespan - Adolescence

    • Accommodations for Adolescents with FASD

    • What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About FASD

    • Summary

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

    • References

  • 5

    Lesson 4: FASD Across the Lifespan - Adulthood

    • Introduction

    • FASD Across the Lifespan - Adulthood

    • Transitioning into Adulthood

    • Accommodations for Adults

    • Supporting Success for Adults with FASD

    • Summary

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

    • References

  • 6

    Lesson 5: FASD and the Criminal Justice System

    • Introduction

    • Support Strategies in the Criminal Justice System

    • Examples of the Legal System Using Different Strategies

    • FASD and the Criminal Justice System

    • Summary

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

    • References

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Strategies for Support

    • Introduction

    • Strategies for Support

    • Professional Practice

    • Adaptive Skills

    • Daily Task Strategies Example

    • Video: Managing FASD

    • Summary

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

    • References

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Final Considerations

    • Introduction

    • Considerations: Part 1

    • Considerations: Part 2

    • Video: FASD Impacts You, but You Don't Know It

    • Additional Resources

    • Summary

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

    • References

  • 9

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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