NOFAS, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, “has extended its mission and priorities to include the dissemination of information about the prenatal risks of tobacco, heroin and other opioids, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. The new language underlines the NOFAS commitment to individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the organization’s attention to alcohol and pregnancy … Read More
As seen on this weeks NOFAS Weekly Round-Up! “American scientists have said binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function. While the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on babies are well known, including possible birth defects and learning difficulties, far less is understood about the effects of … Read More
As mentioned in this week’s NOFAS weekly round-up…. “A NATIONAL survey of paediatric doctors reveals a worrying percentage of them are unaware of one of the major causes of preventable developmental delay in children.” –Irish Examiner To read the full article, Click Here.
Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAFASD), is an organization whose mission is “to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.” Check out their site for a great WEBINAR opportunity!
A wonderful story was shared in this week’s NOFAS weekly round-up! 15 year old Morgan Treat of Woodinville, just recently completed a 3 day annual competition at Wenatchee’s Mission Ridge. “Morgan brought home two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal to add to her collection that, thus far in her amateur sports career, consists of 24 Golds, 5 Silvers and … Read More
The blog, written by “Reverse Wine Snob“, was highlighted in this weeks NOFAS weekly round-up. The father shares insight as to what it is like to raise a child with a FASD and the complications that accompany it.
Anne Schuchat, MD, of the CDC, released a new editorial with recommendations on how to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The editorial was originally posted on the American Academy of Family Physicians’s site. “The CDC report aimed to provide accurate information to physicians and patients so they could take actions as appropriate. The goal was to prevent potential negative outcomes and … Read More
A FASD Community is dedicated to helping individuals affected by FASD through camp experiences that develop healthy relationships, improve social communications, promote physical safety, provide respite opportunities for caregivers, and offer other educational and support opportunities for FASD families.”