FASD Nordic


Welcome to FASD Nordic! This is a platform for sharing information, research and experiences between the Nordic countries, about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, FASD, and other drug-related birth defects.

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In October 2019, NIAAA held a meeting of international experts to identify essential elements for developing a single research classification system for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).


“9th September is International FASD Awareness Day. The ninth day of the ninth month was chosen as a reminder of the risks associated with drinking alcohol during the nine months of pregnancy, and also to celebrate the achievements of those who live with the condition.


Prenatal substance exposure, adverse childhood experiences and diagnosed mental and behavioral disorders

FASD resources in Sweden

The Swedish FAS-portalen offers comprehensive and quality guaranteed information on alcohol and drug-related birth defects for professionals. It is driven by the FAS Association, a non-profit organization giving support to people with FASD and their families. The organization is open to members from all over the Nordic region.

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FASD resources in Denmark

Resources for families: Familieambulatoriet: Outpatient clinics in each of the five regions of Denmark taking care of vulnerable pregnant women.
Resources for professionals: Network at the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior: for practitioners, officials and researches working with the topics of pregnancy, alcohol and other substances.

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FASD resources in Norway

Competence centers/research groups working with FASD in Norway:

  • Regional Kompetansetjeneste – Medfødte Russkader (RK-MR),
  • KoRus Sør – Borgestadklinikken
  • Kompetansesenter Rus (KoRus) Midt-Norge.

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FASD resources in Finland

FAIDD, Kehitysvammaliitto, serves as a strong agent and pioneer of change in work towards a Finland where everyone is equal. We carry out research, offer training, engage in development, communicate, exercise influence and produce materials with the aim of bringing people with disabilities out of the margins.

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