16-year old Amanda Mollins Koene “sits on an FASD Awareness committee. On FASD Awareness Day, the teen greeted people who stopped by the afternoon’s activities. She has made several speeches about FASD and runs a Facebook page dedicated to educating people about it.” – Timmins Press Read More!
NOFAS is hosting a Facebook chat for FASD Awareness Month! The chat will focus on the college-age population, with students submitting questions and responses. Please join the chat using #FASDChat
NOFAS is disappointed by the highly misleading, irresponsible, and downright false headlines and articles in some of the media coverage of a research study published this month in BMJ Open on low alcohol consumption and pregnancy. The study found “poor quality of evidence” regarding the effects of light drinking during pregnancy, calling the evidence “sparse.” NOFAS understands this as an … Read More
In rIn recognition of FASDs Awareness Month, Governor Roy Cooper signed our state proclamation in hopes of raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, the need for supporting individuals impacted by FASDs and the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy. In addition to the signed proclamation, the lights at the Governor’s mansion will be turned turquoise the weekend of … Read More
A light dinner will be provided, and responding before September 4th will help us order the right amount of food. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare for this event.
The NOFAS communications team will present an overview of the NOFAS traditional media outreach and social media plans for FASD Awareness Month, including opportunities for advocates to join NOFAS activities and to prepare and issue their own media pitch and press release. The webinar will also present tips for advocates interested in serving as FASD spokespersons. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5319745503135549954
Young Girl with FASD Meets her Soon to be Service Dog for the First Time “7-year old Eden was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. “We’ve just found animals are very calming to her,” her mother Tiffany said. And it was no different when they met Scout, the Labradoodle who will soon be her fully-certified service dog thanks to Canines 4 … Read More
The Collaborative Initiative on FASD (CIFASD) is recruiting volunteers to take part in new FASD studies. CIFASD invites people of all ages, with and without a diagnosis of an FASD, to volunteer. Registry Connects Researchers to Families and Individuals Living with FASD
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