MediaPlanet 13 Apr 2021 – The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Kids with FASDBased on recent epidemiological studies, it’s estimated that there are over one million people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada, making this one of the leading causes of developmental disability in the country.
In this area of the site your will find a range of resources, research, brochures and links on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder from Australia and around the world.
The Indigenous HealthInfoNet has a large list of resources which can be found at HealthInfoNet.
Verywell Health (USA) – Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women on the Rise During COVID-19 The number of people struggling with substance use disorders has gone up during COVID-19, and a new study out of Washington State University COVID‑19 Infant, Maternal, and Family Health Research Collaborative suggests pregnant women are included in this group.
ABC News (Australia) –Advocates of FASD students in Qld schools push for more support, prevent future ‘in correctional services’ The Queensland government is being called upon to better recognise fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a disability in schools by a passionate researcher, with the support of parents, caregivers, and experienced health practitioners.
ABC News (Australia) – Researchers return to find out fate of children involved in landmark FASD study Ten years after a groundbreaking study revealed record-high rates of FASD in outback Australia, researchers have returned to the Kimberley to see how the children are coping in adulthood.
Government of Ontario News (Canada) – Ontario Expanding Diagnostic Services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisorderThe Ontario government is investing $2.8 million annually to expand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services by funding 12 new FASD clinics for a total of 21 funded FASD diagnostic clinics across the province.
CTV News (Canada) – Prison experience for man with FASD led to decline in mental health: Manitoba judge A Manitoba judge says an Indigenous man with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder had a “hellish” time at a correctional facility, where he alleged he was sexually assaulted by other inmates.
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.
A Heart For All Students – Homeschooling FASD: Support Tips 11 years later, Natalie and John made the decision to homeschool him. They did so in an effort to save him from a constant barage of bullying. Additionally, they needed to provide him with the academic accommodations that homeschooling provides.
Byline Times (UK) – Lack of Specialist Services is Failing Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Susan Nathan explains how children and young people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the UK are not receiving adequate services due to the lack of understanding of their needs.
FASD CAN Inc. (15 Dec 2020) Funding Boost A First For The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Community. Scoop NZ.