Online Resources

National Organizations

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Includes many free government publications and resources, statistics and research project summaries.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA conducts research and disseminates findings to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment and policy.

NIH MedlinePlus: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Contains extensive information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence - This page is an excellent reference for FAS issues. The information Resource Center and the Grab and Go sections contain excellent factsheets and articles.

Early Childhood Development - Centres of excellence for children's well-being.

NOFAS: The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Professional curricula, strategies for working with FAS children, and resources for education and support. NOFAS has also honored Dr. Coles, director of the Emory MSACD project, by placing her in the NOFAS Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame. You can go directly to Dr. Coles' Hall of Fame page by clicking here.

FAS podcast (Podcast about FAS).

March of Dimes. This organization is committed to the understanding and prevention of all types of birth defects.

Organization of Teratology Information Services. This is a national education, advocacy and prevention network. This site has some good information on the effects of cocaine and other drugs and conditions on pregnancy outcome.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs. Shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence. A research and advocacy group.

The Neurobehavioral Teratology Society. Committed to understanding the behavioral and developmental alterations that result from genetic and environmental perturbations of the nervous system during the pre- and perinatal period.

Dr. Larry Burd’s FAS site – Online Clinic. Information on Dr. Larry Burd's research, how to refer patients, request seminars, and order materials.

CDC – National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Site contains information on developmental disabilities, research findings, and prevention.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Government-sponsored organization for funding for research and intervention programs, education, support and prevention of substance abuse.

The Arc of the United States. The Arc of the United States works through education, research and
advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and adults with mental retardation and their families and works to prevent both the causes and the effects of mental retardation. Includes information on political advocacy, products, services, and free educational materials.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Find out what the Canadians are doing in terms of education, support, and prevention.

The Research Society on Alcoholism. The RSA serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge about the whole range of issues pertinent to alcoholism.

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, University of Washington. This research and advocacy group is headed by Dr. Ann Streissguth. This page offers general information and a look at the FAS situation in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

do2Learn. This amazing project began by creating computer games that could teach developmentally disabled children valuable life skills. It has developed into a major resource for teachers, parents, and therapists looking for ways to help children of all abilities.

Georgia Resources

The Marcus Center. Marcus Institute provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic and evaluation services and support programs to people with Developmental Disabilities and their families, as well as those who live and work with them. An affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute at Emory University.

The Atlanta Area Fetal Alcohol Support Group. "The FAS/FAE family support group offers each of its members a place to voice concerns, offer suggestions, share information, and to just be with people that understand. We do not have all the answers, only the commitment to work together as a group to listen to each other and look for solutions together. We draw upon our varied experiences and network of resources help each other". For more information call Betsy Meeks: (770) 514-9606 or Renn Doyle: (404) 292-7303.

AADD: Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities. The mission of AADD is to continually improve the quality of living for persons with challenging life circumstances and to provide related support, advocacy, prevention, and educational services. This Atlanta-area organization is involved in many activities pertinent to this mission, such as support, public policy, recreation, and volunteering.

Emory Genetics. Emory University Department of Human Genetics provides clinical and counseling services to children, adults, and physicians.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

Children 1st. Children 1st is designed as a single entry point to a statewide collaborative system of public health and other prevention services.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. This is a metropolitan Atlanta-area agency which provides local intervention, prevention and advocacy services. This site contains an extensive internet referral system, listing local sources for substance abuse treatment and prevention.

The Developmental Continuity Program On-line Resource Center at Emory University. Provides information for Physicians, Parents, and Therapists on a variety of issues related to neonatal development.

Project Healthy Grandparents. This program based out of Georgia State University aims to improve the quality of life for families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren in parent-absent households. Healthy Grandparents conducts in-home interventions with a team of social workers and nurses to strengthen grandparent-based families. They offer support groups and parenting education classes to help grandparents cope with raising their grandchildren.

Babies Can’t Wait. Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. Committed to preventing child abuse in all its forms. Resource for information on: parenting, child development, and bullying. Their Helpline can be reached at 1-800-CHILDREN.

Helpline Georgia and 1-800-338-6745. Helpline Georgia provides information and referrals for drug, alcohol, gambling, and victim assistance programs in Georgia. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Biomedical Imaging Technology Center at Emory. The BITC conduct the MRI imaging we do on the Emory Teen Imaging Study.