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The Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN) is a network of one Washington State community-based clinic and the core clinical/research/training FAS DPN clinic at CHDD. The FAS DPN clinic at the CHDD was first established in 1993 through support from the Centers for Disease Control. This single clinic was expanded into the statewide FAS DPN clinical network in 1995 through legislation.

The goals of the FAS DPN Clinic are primary and secondary prevention of FASD through screening, diagnosis, research, and training. The FAS DPN Clinic at CHDD provides FASD diagnostic evaluations for individuals under 22 years of age who have a confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure. The team uses a rigorous, validated diagnostic system called the FASD 4-Digit Code to determine a diagnosis.

Clinic Contact

  • Faye Louie, BS
    Faye Louie, BS Clinic Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-7666

What to Expect During Your Visit

  • The assessment process is explained in detail at the FAS Diagnostic & Prevention Network.
  • The length of your visit for an FASD diagnostic evaluation consists of a single 4-hour appointment.
  • Billing and Insurance: Health insurance covers most clinic visits.  Costs depend on your child’s age and how many specialists you see. Talk with your health insurance company about what services they cover, what co-pays you will need to pay, and whether you need authorization before your clinic visit.
  • E-Care  is the confidential medical record system used for CHDD Specialty Clinics.  You can view upcoming appointments, lab results, and other visit information online.  Parents or guardians of children may sign up for eCare access to their children’s online health records. You can contact your child’s clinic for more information, or sign up in person when you check in for your child’s appointment.
  • Interpreter Services: Specially trained medical interpreters are available for patients or family members who do not speak English. Be sure to request an interpreter, if needed, when you contact our clinic. Let us know which language you prefer to use.

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Team

  • Susan (Astley) Hemingway, PhD
    Susan (Astley) Hemingway, PhD FAS DPN Clinic Director

    FAS Clinic Director

  • Julia Bledsoe, MD
    Julia Bledsoe, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Julian Davies, MD
    Julian Davies, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Erin Olson, PhD
    Erin Olson, PhD Psychologist
  • Allison Brooks, PhD
    Allison Brooks, PhD Psychologist
  • Tracy Jirikowic, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
    Tracy Jirikowic, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Occupational Therapist
  • Jenn Nash, PhD, OTR/L
    Jenn Nash, PhD, OTR/L Occupational Therapist
  • John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP
    John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Beth Gendler, MSW, LICSW
    Beth Gendler, MSW, LICSW Social Worker

CHDD: Getting Here

The CHDD is located directly behind the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) at the south end of the UW campus in Seattle, Washington.

Street Address:

1701 NE Columbia Rd
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Link for full directions, parking, maps and transit information.
Link to Google Maps.

Where Pediatric Clinical Care and Leadership Training Intersect
What To Expect During Your Visit
Biochemical Genetics Clinic
Cardiac Neurodevelopment Clinic

The Biochemical Genetics Clinic provides evaluation, consultation, and management services to clients of all ages with a variety of genetic metabolic disorders (inborn errors of metabolism). These disorders result from an inherited inability to produce a particular enzyme or cofactor necessary for normal metabolism, generally for the production or breakdown of proteins, fats, or carbohydrates.

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

Clinic Contact

  • Vicki Frasher
    Vicki Frasher Patient Care Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

Child Development Clinic
Congenital Hypothyroidism Follow-Up Clinic
Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network Clinic
Infant Development Follow-up Clinic
Late and Moderate Preterm Babies (LAMBS) Follow-Up Clinic
Pediatric Audiology Clinic
Phenylketonuria (PKU) Clinic