CDC is posting an article on their main CDC.gov webpage about adolescent substance use. The article features the CDC’s FASD research, identification, and prevention efforts, including their work supporting the implementation of alcohol screening and brief counseling, promoting effective treatments for those living with FASDs, and enhancing healthcare provider education on preventing FASDs and identifying and treating people with FASDs. … Read More
Heike Wolter, child and adolescent psychiatrist, states, “When talking about alcohol in pregnancy, people keep asking: How much can you drink without harming the unborn child? For other substances that harm the unborn child, we are much stricter. Nobody would ask how much radioactivity is okay for pregnant women.” – International News Read more HERE!!
“Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcohol addiction, and recovery. Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding and is an opportunity to decrease stigma and … Read More
“Metacognitive training is an emerging cognitive intervention for children FASD that teaches children to think about their thinking and use strategies to improve learning and regulation. We investigated how children with FASD acquired metacognitive strategies during a computerized intervention delivered in a school setting.”- – The Journal of Special Education For more information, click HERE.
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A local Boston TV news station profiles Enid Watson, Massachusetts FASD State Coordinator. The segment also features Sasha, a young man with FASD, and his mom. Sasha is engaging in public speaking in Massachusetts. The segment features a legislative bill to adopt the federal definition of developmental disabilities for adults, which is being advocated for by massFAS. For more information, … Read More
“Early identification of developmental disorders, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), is critical to the well-being of children and their families. Screening for PAE is an essential function of the primary care medical home and the responsibility of pediatric clinicians”. Read More.
“People with FASD in desperate need of state services can be left out “because their brain injury occurred before they were born,” Rep. Ruth Richardson said. She sponsors HF929, which would allow some people FASD to qualify for the state’s brain injury wavier. The brain injury wavier provides services for people requiring the level of care provided in nursing homes … Read More
“Scientists have developed a new tool that can screen children for FASD quickly and affordably, making it accessible to more children in remote locations worldwide. The tool uses a camera and computer vision to record patterns in children’s eye movements… The eye movements outside the norm were flagged as children who might be at-risk for having FASD and need more … Read More
“The average mother returns to their pre-pregnancy drinking habits by the time their child is of school age, an Australian study has found. According to research, women dramatically reduce their alcohol consumption on learning they are pregnant and return to their old ways in five years. Men, on average, did not change their alcohol consumption on becoming fathers.” – The … Read More