We lvoe a teen with FASD

“…In seeking to help our son identify when he is overwhelmed, in giving our son the words to describe his need for people to break down their instructions, in providing our son technologies and strategies that allow him to remember and complete
multi-step projects, in helping him understand those things that overwhelm him
and in explaining why his brain finds certain things quite difficult, we are
giving him the very tools he needs for his future independence…”

Women urged to stop drinking before conception

“…University of Queensland’s Child Health
Research Centre … Professor Karen Moritz …PhD student Emily Dorey…The
effects of periconceptional maternal alcohol intake and a postnatal high-fat
diet on obesity and liver disease in male and female rat offspring. American
Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism..”

Mandatory health warnings

“Alcohol sold in
Australia should be labelled with mandatory health warnings for pregnant and
breastfeeding women, the West Australian government says. WA Health Minister Roger Cook is calling for state, territory and federal
governments to support compulsory health warnings on alcohol, ahead of the
Australian and New Zealand ministerial forum on food regulation on
Friday…”

Treatment for children with FASD

“…The research team developed a treatment for
children with FASD-related impairments that was demonstrated to be effective
for children in the age range of 5–10 years in a pilot study in the United
States. This novel intervention, known as ‘GoFAR,’…”

NZ – FASD is misunderstood

“‘Millions and millions of people around the world suffer from it’…” “…Speaking on TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning, CEO of FASD Forever Jeff Noble, an organisation that helps people caring for sufferers, described fetal alcohol syndrome as a ‘brain-based
disability’…”

What can be done?

“One of the big questions around FASD is what can
be done?…” “…In laymen’s terms, it is basically using science methods to understand behaviour. If we accept the premise that all behaviour is communication, then we use experimentation and constant reflection to determine what that
communication is…”

Christmas Cards raising awareness of FASD

“…During #UKCharityWeek NOFAS-UK will send 10 free postcards with the message “We all deserve a chance to shine”.  These cards are designed for teachers, TAs, family and friends. NOFAS-UK will include a copy of “Teaching a Student With FASD” as a bonus…”

Addicted moms shouldnt have to choose

 

“…A Kingston, Ont., family doctor is pushing
the province to support a proposed facility that would allow women trying to
get treatment for addiction and substance abuse to bring their young children
with them…”

Manitoba – Justice reform for people with FASD

At 28 weeks pregnant, Stephanie Deschene was put in
leg shackles and handcuffs as she was transferred between Canadian prisons. The
day after she gave birth to her son last January, she said prison staff were
directed to shackle and cuff her again.