“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
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
It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. We’re decorating, baking cookies, going to holiday parties, shopping in a frenzy for that perfect gift, gathering with family. Maybe squeezing in that “girls night out” where everyone has promised to not exchange gifts, but to just celebrate the season with friendship, great food and drinks. This can be the most wonderful … 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
“In an attempt to educate young people on the impacts of drinking during pregnancy, High School students have been learning about FASD and have been taught about safety surrounding pregnancy and substances… There are mixed messages about alcohol during pregnancy but no alcohol while planning, during pregnancy and whist breast feeding is the safest option.” – The Avon Valley Advocate … 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
FASDinNC is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with The Arc of North Carolina to expand their prevention efforts. Which will include an FASD conference on March 12, 2020 and an FASD Training of Trainers, April 1-3, 2020. Please share this exciting news! Announcement- FASDinNC and The Arc of North Carolina
“The results from this study showed that males of ethanol-exposed rats showed elevated levels of insulin during glucose tolerance tests at six months of age, in comparison to females and control-grouped males; a sign of insulin resistance. The findings show that even acute, but moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to metabolic issues in a sex-specific manner.” – Medical News … Read More
Remember to spread the message that FASDs is a lifelong condition, affecting One in 20 school-age children, that’s one child in every classroom. FASDs can be 100% preventable. But we have to stop the spread of misinformation and support women in having an alcohol-free pregnancy. #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance View this link.