Category: FASD News

 

RESEARCH INTO THE EXPERIENCES OF MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN WITH FASD

Are you the mother of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?  Researchers at Murdoch University would like to talk to you about your early experiences and the role that health professionals and family (and friends) played in influencing your decisions about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.  The purpose of this study is to try and understand who it is that women go to for support and what advice is helpful.  Please click on this link for further information.

 

EUFASD News 8 September 2021

The Canberra Times (Australia) – Breaking down stigma of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Even if you’re an Australian health professional, your answer could be “not much”. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7407689/breaking-down-stigma-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder/ Reno Gazette Journal – People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder should be exempted from execution Later this fall, Nevada […]

EUFASD News 24 August 2021

Kitchissipi Times (Canada) – ABLE2 on upcoming FASD Awareness Walk, pandemic fundraisingABLE2, the ‘small but powerful’ charitable organization that supports people across the disability spectrum, is preparing for this year’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  (FASD) Awareness Walk.https://kitchissippi.com/2021/08/04/able2-on-upcoming-fasd-awareness-walk-pandemic-fundraising/Griffith News (Australia) Funding boost for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and careThe diagnosis and treatment of children with Fetal […]

EUFASD News 1 August 2021

Digital Journal – Avoiding Toxic Substances During PregnancyWhen a woman finds out they are pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly she isn’t just thinking about herself, but about the baby they are carrying. Questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to mom or baby are a natural reaction. https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/avoiding-toxic-substances-during-pregnancy?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_a5aff44a144e4917b9dcf1987d7f0a23229452f6-1627809301-0-gqNtZGzNAk2jcnBszQjO Catch – What We […]

From EUFASD 21 May 2021

Healthline – Your Guide to Resources for Children with Developmental Disabilities Children with developmental differences often need extra services to support their physical health and mental well-being. But researching and connecting with specialists and other service providers can sometimes feel like a full-time job for parents and caregivers. https://www.healthline.com/health/childrens-health/resource-guide-for-children-with-developmental-disabilities The Fostering Network (UK) – Understanding FASD Is […]

From EUFASD 16 May 2021

Nordic Welfare Centre – Support and follow-up for children exposed to alcohol and drugs before birth – in a Nordic perspective The Nordic Welfare Center coordinates a Nordic project focusing on support and follow-up for children who have been exposed to alcohol and drugs during pregnancy. https://nordicwelfare.org/projekt/stod-och-uppfoljning-for-barn-utsatta-for-alkohol-och-droger-fore-fodseln-i-ett-nordiskt-perspektiv/ Kids Brain Health Network – Better Understanding the Needs of […]

From EU FASD 17 April 2021

Maple Ridge News (Canada) – More supports ‘urgently’ needed for those living with FASD Those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD, face a future with little support, and a lack of understanding that is rife with racist assumptions. https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/more-supports-urgently-needed-for-those-living-with-fasd/ CBC (Canada) – Spike in young adult drinking raises alarm at N.B.’s fetal alcohol centre Annette Cormier […]

From EU FASD 14 April 2021

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) – ‘No intention’: Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding New National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Linda Reynolds says she has “no intention of excluding Australians from the scheme” on the basis of their diagnosis, appearing to dump radical reforms drafted under the previous minister Stuart Robert. https://www.smh.com.au/national/no-intention-reynolds-dumps-draft-proposals-to-cut-diagnosis-based-ndis-funding-20210409-p57hpo.html Aldergrove […]

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 […]