The NOFAS Weekly Roundup features news articles, research, event announcements, new materials and other highlights from around the world of FASD. The Roundup also includes the latest news from NOFAS.


Register now for the “Improving outcomes for patients impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure” conference! (pdf) Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics; the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center; and St. Mary’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education in exploring how earlier diagnosis and intervention can help individuals affected by FASD.

Conference Announcement, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 3, 2011

Crime and FASD: It need not be a life sentence The second edition in the “Wounded in the Womb” special article series on FASD features the story of a young man that turned his life around in jail after learning about more about his FASD diagnosis.

Article, Winnipeg Free Press, March 1, 2011

Vitamin A could curb fetal-alcohol effects: Israeli research New research by an Israeli scientist suggests vitamin A could reverse the effects of alcohol on early embryos during critical development periods.

Article, Vancouver Sun, March 1, 2011

New signs advertise risks of drinking while pregnant Utah joins 22 other states in the fight to prevent FASD by requiring that establishments that sell and serve alcohol prominently display warning signs about alcohol use during pregnancy.

Article, Deseret News, March 2, 2011


NOFAS Profile: Jennifer Rice and Chris Goudy Recently NOFAS sat down with NOFAS Virginia President, Jennifer Rice and her son Chris Goudy.  In this interview, Chris explains how FASD has affected his ability to complete tasks in school and his difficulties with memorization and auditory processing. Jennifer speaks to how the school system has worked with Chris’ disability.

NOFAS Attends 4th International Conference on FASD Kathy Mitchell and Andy Kachor participated at the largest annual gathering of FASD researchers, scientists, educators and other leaders in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Calendar of Events

NOFAS events in March