Teen Advocate with FASDs Shares Her Story

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

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 Statement on Media Coverage of Study on Light Drinking

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

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

Governor Cooper Signs State Proclamation in Recognition of FASDs Awareness Month!

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

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

FASD Awareness Month – Media Outreach and Spokesperson Training

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

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

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

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

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