Thousands of Children with FASD Miss Out on Disability Funding Due to Lack of Diagnosis

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

“Thousands of children in Australia with FASD are missing out on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding because there are so few specialists who can diagnose and assess the impact of the disorder… There are only a handful of clinics in Australia where children can access specialists to carry out in-depth assessments that can then qualify them for NDIS funding.” … Read More

Motivational Speaker Helps People Understand FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Myles Himmelreich helps people understand FASD by telling his own story. Himmelreich lives with FASD in British Columbia with his wife Amy. The couple have a six-month-old daughter, Alyxandra. Himmelreich is a motivational speaker, FASD consultant and mentor to others with the disorder. He helps people understand FASD by telling his own story at presentations and through online videos.” – … Read More

Great new resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

For FASD Awareness Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics announces four new FASD 1-page resources for pediatric clinicians. The FASD 1-page resources provide information on recognizing the signs of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and caring for children with one of the FASDs. View resources HERE. The AAP also introduces an implementation guide for pediatric primary care providers to support screening … Read More

Sobering Study about Drinking for Two

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“Most infants born to mothers who consumed alcohol during their pregnancies will not be identified during the first few days of life. The adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure may be subtle or overlooked in the newborn period, especially those involving the central nervous system, which may not emerge until a child fails to meet developmental milestones or has difficulty … Read More

Ireland takes aim at prenatal alcohol exposure

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

Very interesting coverage of an effort occuring in Ireland. The proposed pilot program would test for a metabolite that lingers in the urine for up to five days post consumption. The test would be voluntary and hopefully open the door for a conversation about not drinking during pregnancy. The end goal being to reduce alcohol exposed pregnancies and FASDs. To … Read More

ACOG Website Feature for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

“Please join ACOG in celebrating the 4th annual FASD Awareness Month! Throughout September ACOG will be partnering with NOFAS to raise awareness about the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and the diverse lifelong effects associated with FASDs. Please browse the menu items to learn more about our work and the resources available for providers and patients.” For more information, … Read More

A group funded by the alcohol industry, suggested pregnant women can drink.

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

In the field of prevention and as a consumer, it is important to identify groups that promote misinformation as it relates to alcohol use. DrinkWise, an Australian organization founded and funded by the alcohol industry was called out on doing just that. Could there be similar organizations the United States doing the same? This is the question we should be … Read More

September is FASD Awareness Month!

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

FASDinNC wants to recognize several efforts that are occuring throughout the state and nation as we recognize FASD Awareness Month. Governor Cooper signs state proclamation in recognition of FASD Awareness Month. 2018 Signed Proclamation NCFASD Informed is a volunteer, grassroots, nonprofit organization that is creating FASD informed communities to empower individuals impacted by prenatal exposure to alcohol. NCFASD Informed is … Read More