Author: Vicki Russell

Young people and risky behaviours

National Organisation for FASD (UK) – Risky Behaviours In February 2021 the National Organisation for FASD teamed up with OnePoll and 72Point to learn more about young people’s understanding of the risk of sex, alcohol and pregnancy. OnePoll polled 1200 16-25 year olds across the UK.

2021 Sterling Clarren Award

CanFASD blog – Announcing the 2021 Sterling Clarren Award recipient! We are excited to announce that this year’s recipient for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award is Dr. Brianne Redquest for her research on understanding and reducing stress in caregivers of individuals with FASD.

Change.org – Recognition of FASD as a Disability in the QLD Education System

We are calling to recognise FASD as a disability under the QLD Education Adjustment Program (EAP) to give these kids the support they need. The lack of recognition of FASD as a disability is profoundly limiting the educational engagement of this vulnerable population. https://www.change.org/p/hon-grace-grace-mp-qld-minister-for-education-recognition-of-fasd-as-a-disability-in-the-qld-education-system?recruiter=1180859561&recruited_by_id=bcade0a0-6d82-11eb-bf57-13a51962c2b5

EUFASD News & Resources

CBC (Canada) – How My Teen With A Disability Is Teaching Me About DignityDignity is defined as the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect. It comes from the Latin dignitas, meaning worthy. News Medical – New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticityIt is now well accepted that the birth and […]

Taking action on FASD rates among Maori

(1 Dec 2020) Taking action on FASD rates among Maori Clinical neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngati Porou me Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) has received a Clinical Research Training Fellowship worth $260,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to carry out research on Maori whanau experiences of neuropsychological assessment for FASD. Gisbourne Herald, NZ