Redifining Disabilities: Woman with FASD in Pop Band “The Sisters of Invention”

Amy HendricksNews & Events

27-year old Jackie Saunders lives with FASD and is part of a five-person girl band in Australia. “The Sisters all have some form of disability and write their own songs drawing from life experiences: rage, anxiety, grief, feeling different… Each member has first-hand experience with this frustration towards people who want to put them in corners because of their conditions.”- … Read More

NIH: Study Finds Tens of Millions of Americans Drink Alcohol at Dangerously High Levels

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

“Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion… A report of the findings is online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (link is external). The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.”

Inspirational Viral Video: Dad Adopts Four Kids (Including with FASD), Gives Them Childhood Ne Never Had

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Inspirational Viral Video:
Dad Adopts Four Kids (Including with FASD), Gives Them Childhood Ne Never Had

“Having grown up in the foster care system with his belongings kept in a garbage bag, Rob Scheer struggled to find a place where he felt wanted and loved as a child. Now, he wants to ensure that no kid has to endure the same pain and indignities that he did. So, when he and his husband were ready to start a family of their own, they decided to foster — and later adopt — four children [including a child with FASD].”

Prenatal Exposure to Opioids and Marijuana a Growing Concern to NOFAS

FASDinNCFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

NOFAS, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, “has extended its mission and priorities to include the dissemination of information about the prenatal risks of tobacco, heroin and other opioids, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. The new language underlines the NOFAS commitment to individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the organization’s attention to alcohol and pregnancy … Read More

Binge drinking before pregnancy ‘increases risk’ of diabetes for babies, Study Suggests

FASDinNCFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

As seen on this weeks NOFAS Weekly Round-Up! “American scientists have said binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function. While the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on babies are well known, including possible birth defects and learning difficulties, far less is understood about the effects of … Read More

FASD Communities Want Your Success Stories

Amy HendricksNews & Events

FASD Communities wants to share your success stories, big or small. You can appear in a video once you have filled out and submitted your questionnaire. FASD Communities will share your story as part of a daily campaign to share solutions and bring awareness to the needs and struggles of our loved ones.

FAFASD Webinar Opportunity!

FASDinNCFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAFASD), is an organization whose mission is “to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.” Check out their site for a great WEBINAR opportunity!