Take a moment to read more about the importance of diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and how that first step can take place at Fullerton Genetics in Asheville. Click HERE!
(CNN)The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Click here, to learn more!
“A better understanding of FASD will help not only those affected by it but also the communities struggling with it more widely, says Myles Himmelreich, who has FASD. Himmelreich is a public speaker who has been to communities disproportionately affected by FASD.” – CBC News Learn more, here!
“Foster mother Aubrey Page believes fetal alcohol syndrome has been a sleeping problem in the Cincinnati area for years… Advocates reason a region hit as hard by the opioid epidemic as Cincinnati likely saw a quieter accompanying rise in levels of alcohol abuse during the same time period. Pregnant women may have struggled with both.” – WCPO 9 News Cincinnati … Read More
Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders would like to invite you to participate in one of our 5-week webinars, FASD and the Brain-Based Approach. 2 sessions: Monday evenings, Jan 13 – Feb 10 or Wednesday days, Jan 15-Feb 13 To register and to learn more, please visit FAFASD.ORG Topics covered: • Facts, figures and statistics • Diagnosis • Neurobehavioral … Read More
This opportunity doesn’t happen every day and we need your support! Please contact your Senators today!! U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Amy Klobuchar have introduced S. 2879, the Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act. NOFAS asks FASD advocates and anyone willing to help prevent FASD and support individuals and families living with the impairments to contact the offices of … Read More
“This article discusses a study that found that, “States with laws that penalize opioid use during pregnancy had a significantly higher number of infants born with drug withdrawal symptoms… These policies are adding to the stigma and shame mothers feel, by discouraging them from getting the prenatal care and treatment they need.” – ABC News See full story, here!
This article states, “Research is emerging, but it is known that about 23 per cent to 35 per cent of all correctional centre inmates in Canada have FASD and it is thought that the figure for homeless shelters is of the order of 60 per cent, this one condition being a leading underlying cause of homelessness.” – Cowichan Valley Citizen … Read More
Everyone with FASD has a different experience and we think genetics might play a role in these differences. Each gene has a small effect, so we need YOU to help us! By understanding how genes make FASD different, we can use that information to help improve treatments and interventions. Your time is valuable. NOFAS will send you a gift card … Read More
New legislation to authorize comprehensive FASD support services, public health prevention, and research programs across federal agencies was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. The Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act, S.2879, is cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), dedicated champions of maternal and child health and support for individuals living with disabilities and addiction. … Read More