Patient Education

General Information

Zika Virus:

Meningitis information:

Dental Varnish:

Information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s Health Topics –
Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics –
Safe Kids –

Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League –

Haywood Pediatrics is staffed with office International Board Lactation Consultants to help you with your feeding journey.

Injury Prevention Publications - CDC –
Reach Out and Read –

The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Care Needs -

Immunization Information

Centers for Disease Control – Immunization Information
American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information –

ADHD Information

ADDvance Online Resource for Women and Girls with ADHD –
Attention-Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) –
Bright Futures –
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder –
Pediatric Development and Behavior –
Vanderbilt Child Development Center –

Exercise and ADHD info:



American Academy of Allergy and Immunology –
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology –
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America –
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute –
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases –
Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center and A.S.T.H.M.A –
Global Initiative for Asthma –
The American Association for Respiratory Care –
American College of Chest Physicians –
Asthma and Allergy Information Association –
National Lung Health Education Program –


CDC - Learn the Signs, Act Early –
First Signs –

Car Safety

Infant Passenger Safety Information –
Car Safety Seat Check-Up –

Health & Nutrition

Food and Drug Administration –
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network –


American Academy of Pediatrics – Breastfeeding –

Poison Control

Carolinas Poison Center-


Centers for Disease Control –
North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation –
Smart Start Region A Partnership for Children –
The North Carolina Pediatric Society –
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission –
American Association of People with Disabilities –
Council for Learning Disabilities –
Learning Disabilities Association of America –

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities –
U.S. Department of Education –


Family Support Network  

Families benefit from the help and support that other families can provide and from information about  their child's special needs and available resources. With this information, families can make informed decisions about services and support. The Family Support Network of North Carolina is a statewide network of affiliated local programs. All services are held in confidence and are free of charge.

How can the Family Support Network of North Carolina help you?

  • Can offer referrals and information to other such programs
  • Put you in touch with other parents with similar experience
  • Provide a "listening ear"
  • Help you become a volunteer Support Parent
  • Connect you to resources in your community, state wide and nationally
  • The Family Support Network of North Carolina is an Alliance Member of Parent to Parent USA.

Referrals to Family Support Network of North Carolina can be made by the parent (biological, foster, adoptive, grandparent, etc.) or, with the family's permission, by a family member, friend, or professional.

For more information about the Family Support Network of western North Carolina call 828-213-0033 or toll free 888-810-2800 extension 2.

NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

Fullerton Genetics Center partners with Western Highlands Network and the state Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to provide leadership for FASD prevention efforts.

Some of the Center's goals include:

  • Keeping up with research, best practices, and networking to increase understanding of issues surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
  • Providing education and materials to health care providers, addiction/substance abuse counselors, caregivers and allied health professionals.
  • Serving as a resource for pregnancy exposures throughout North Carolina

If you have questions about alcohol use during pregnancy or wish to request training on FASD for your agency, please call the NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program at 800-532-6302.

Other Affiliations

Fullerton Genetics Center is an affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).

The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program is also part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Southeast FASD Regional Training Center.

If you would like more information on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder clinic at Fullerton Genetics Center contact:  Fullerton Genetics Center, 9 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

If you have questions about a harmful exposure during pregnancy, you can call the Pregnancy Exposure Riskline at 800-532-6302. This is a confidential, toll-free number for North Carolina residents.