Enter the 2017 FASD Month Art Contest! Deadline September 3rd

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

Enter the 2017 FASD Month Art Contest! A picture is worth a thousand words! You are invited to enter the 2017 FASD Month art contest! Just submit an image here, such as a photo or artwork, of “What FASD means to me.” Anyone may enter. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, September 3rd. The winning art submissions … Read More

Parents Looking for Service Dog for Child with FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

Parents Looking for Service Dog for Child with FASD “A Sacramento couple who adopted three children is now looking for a canine sidekick for one of those young boys. The only problem they say is a certified service dog costs about $17,000. Five-year-old Dylan Gingras was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome. Dylan’s mom says the trained dog would track Dylan … Read More

Enter the 2017 FASD Month Art Contest!

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Enter the 2017 FASD Month Art Contest! A picture is worth a thousand words! You are invited to enter the 2017 FASD Month art contest! Just submit an image here, such as a photo or artwork, of “What FASD means to me.” Anyone may enter. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, September 3rd. The winning … Read More

Perceptions of FASD by Minnesota Public Defenders

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

“Persons diagnosed with FASD are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system than general population controls. Although previous survey evidence has suggested that federal district attorneys are limited in their knowledge of the psycholegal impairments presented by defendants with this condition, such research has yet to have been conducted with state-specific public defenders.” – Advances in … Read More

NOFAS Affiliate Spotlight: FASDinNC

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“NOFAS celebrates the work of its North Carolina affiliate organization, FASDinNC. During the NOFAS affiliate summit in June, FASDinNC was busy on Capitol Hill advocating for support to further awareness and research FASD. FASDinNC Coordinator Amy Hendricks met with Senator Richard Burr’s staff, where she highlighted that “Continued federal funding for the CDC and NIH FASD research are essential to … Read More

New American Academy of Pediatrics PediaLink Course: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Recognizing Behavioral Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Learn how pediatric medical home clinicians can identify, diagnose, and/or refer potentially affected children and address potential comorbidities. In addition, specific suggestions are provided for assessment of maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. This course also familiarizes learners with the proposed mental health diagnosis, Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). Follow this LINK.

Reversing FASD After Birth: Two Common Drugs Can Repair Damage

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by FASD when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study… “We’ve shown you can interfere after the damage from alcohol is done. That’s huge,” said lead investigator and senior author Eva Redei. “We have identified a … Read More

NOFAS Free Webinar on FASD: Intervention and Treatment

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

On July 20, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern, Claire D. Coles, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine will present on how both caregivers and professionals working with children affected by FASD need tools to support positive outcomes. In this webinar, we will review available methods found to be useful in the treatment of alcohol-affected children. The implications for management of behavior … Read More