FASD United (USA) – Support HR4151/S2238 The FASD Respect Act
I’m writing in support of  The FASD Respect Act (HR4151/S2238). Congress first addressed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 1998.

Cumnock Chronicle (UK) – FASD affects 12,000 individuals in Ayrshire and Arran
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has recently met with the founders of Oshay’s to discuss the vital work they are doing to bring attention to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

NZ Herald (New Zealand) – Hazardous heavy drinking culture must change say experts
Health experts are warning Te Tai Tokerau’s hazardous drinking culture is having disastrous long-term impacts on generations of whānau and needs urgent attention.

CTV News (Canada) – Impact of #winemom on motherhood alcohol consumption
A Sudbury researcher is using art to bring attention to science and research findings around alcohol consumption in motherhood.

BC Gov News (Canada) – Grants boost community services for children and youth with support needs
Grant funding for Vancouver Foundation will support its work with respite service providers to extend respite services to families of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Health Imaging – Even low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure affect brain development, MRI scans show
Even small amounts of prenatal alcohol exposure can cause structural brain alterations in children, a new study published in JAMA Network Open shows.

Hospital Pharmacy Europe – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: A brief overview
FASD is a common disorder that often is unrecognised and might present with one of many comorbid presentations. Recognition and management are the key to changing the trajectory of people’s lives

Adulting With FASD – Manipu What?
I have been thinking about this topic lately, and I just read a post about a teenager with an FASD, and how he was manipulated by his “friend” to go into a store with a fake $100 dollar bill and make a purchase.

Adoption UK (UK) – The Time is Now
What an incredible two weeks it’s been in the world of FASD. First the publication of the long-awaited NICE quality standards for England and Wales, then the launch of a major new report, The Time is Now, resulting from nine roundtables with over 60 participants including paediatricians, psychiatrists, GPs, commissioners, public health experts, researchers, and leaders from the third sector.

Red Shoes Rock – Why do we say DEVELOPMENTAL FLUIDITY with FASD?
Development is variable as we grow – when you first learned to ride a bike you fell off – when you first learn to walk you had to get back up… When you first learn to spell you forget…. when you first learn to read – you stumble on words

Mamamia (Australia) – ‘At 35, I had my miracle baby. But I couldn’t stop drinking.’
Even as a young child, Ange never really felt like she fit in. By the time she reached her 20s, she found alcohol to be “an excellent social lubricant”.