Supporting those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and raising awareness of the irreversible, lifelong impact that drinking alcohol during pregnancy may cause to an unborn baby.
Our main aim is to support the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and to improve the quality of life for those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and their parents and carers. Our vision is to be a strong and effective voice for individuals and families living with FASD, while supporting initiatives across the UK to promote prevention, diagnosis, intervention and management.
In the last two years, we have seen an increase of over 500% in the number of families seeking our help. In order for FASD Awareness to be able to fully support individuals with FASD and their families/carers, during Christmas 2019 we moved to The Oast Community Centre in Rainham, a more neutral/appropriate venue, where we can accommodate larger numbers of children with FASD and be able to undertake activities such as:
· Sensory play
· Lego therapy
· Art therapy
· Music therapy
Previously, we had use of a room for free at ISP Rainham centre (a foster agency) to facilitate our support groups. The Oast Community Centre in Rainham now contains our office space and meeting rooms for our support groups and private one to one signposting sessions for parent and carers.