Differences in Disorders: Secondary Disabilities in the Diagnosis of ADHD and FASDs

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

“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

FASD Advocacy: Setting the Stage for 2018

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

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

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: A Review for Caregivers and Professionals

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

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

Register Now! NIAAA Sponsors Free National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events

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

NPR Radio Show Profiles Mother of Child with FASDs

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

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

Supportive House for Young Adults Living with FASD Taking Applications

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

“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

Occupational Therapist Helps a Child with FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

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