“Psychologists have compared FASD with ADHD and found that they differ in two major areas: motor skills and cognitive performance. Without recognizing differences and diagnosing the disorders correctly, doctors may allow symptoms to go untreated. These untreated symptoms may lead to secondary disabilities and result in incorrectly prescribed medications… An accurate diagnosis could lead to better use of ADHD medications … Read More
As an ob-gyn, you play an important role and are on the front lines of prevention efforts. Help your patients understand that during pregnancy there is no safe time to consume alcohol, nor is there a safe amount or type of alcohol to consume. Learn More!
This article by an adoptee and adoptive father of a child with FASD, states, “Kids with FASD need a family’s love just like any other child. In fact, they need it more because they face so many challenges… So what do I advise? Learn about the problems your child is likely to have. How difficult school will be… Some days … Read More
Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Please register for this exciting upcoming webinar hosted by Cameron Koob, NOFAS Public Policy Coordinator. Participants in this webinar will learn: • The most efficient way to get information to contact their elected representatives and their staff • How to utilize the 2018 midterm campaign media environment to their advantage … Read More
Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD) presents: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: A Review for Caregivers and Professionals Nov. 3, 5-6 p.m., EST (rescheduled from Oct. 19) | Cost: $10/participant Webinar will be recorded and archived for a limited length of time. Link to recording sent to all registrants. A link to the … Read More
“Despite known risks of prenatal nutritional deficiencies and studies documenting increased prevalence of poor dietary intake among non-pregnant alcohol abusers, the nutritional status of heavy drinking pregnant women remains largely unstudied.” – Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Learn More!
October 26-27, 2017. Washington, DC Limited seats still available! Register Now! The Women, Drinking, and Pregnancy Workgroup of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) is hosting a conference as a follow-up to the 2008 National Conference on Preventing Substance-exposed Pregnancies. This conference will be expanded to highlight the intersection of harmful drinking among women, HIV infection, … Read More
Listen to this radio conversation with Ann Carrellas, Michigan FASD Taskforce member, and Juline Lloyd, a nurse and adoptive mother to a son with FASD. According to Carrelas, the pregnant women who drink the most are actually “white women who are educated.” – Michigan Radio Listen to this radio conversation with Ann Carrellas, Michigan FASD Taskforce member, and Juline Lloyd, … Read More
“Aloha Community Platteville, the first supportive-living facility specifically developed for young adults with an FASD is open and accepting applications for residents.” “We create sustainable living communities across the United States for young adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) that will give them the support they need to become contributing members of society.” Learn More
This article profiles occupational therapist Janet Watkiss, who has seen many babies affected by FASD. Ms. Watkiss has worked with families for 13 years and is employed by one of the largest Pittsburgh-area providers of early intervention services, including help for babies affected by exposure to alcohol. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Occupational Therapy helps a child with FASD