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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
News Medical Life Sciences (20 Nov 2020) Researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD. Link to article here.
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9 Facts about FASD
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