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 […]
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RESEARCH INTO THE EXPERIENCES OF MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN WITH FASD
Are you the mother of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Researchers at Murdoch University would like to talk to you about your early experiences and the role that health professionals and family (and friends) played in influencing your decisions about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to try and understand who it is that women go to for support and what advice is helpful. Please click on this link for further information.
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 […]
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 […]
Tom McIlroy (15 July 2020) Push on to strengthen pregnancy alcohol warnings. Financial Review
Victoria Laurie (17 July 2020) Label bid to limit foetal damage from alcohol. The Australian
Mirage News (15 July 2020) NAAA calls on Ministers to vote for a clear, visible and honest health warning on alcohol products. ‘The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is calling on Ministers on the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to put the health and wellbeing of children first by […]
FASD Senate Inquiry FARE opening statement (25 June 2020) Note: includes a history of lobbying for alcohol labels.
Dana McCauley (19 May 2020) Doctors ‘hesitant’ to warn pregnant women against drinking alcohol
Mirage News (26 June 2020) Commission evidence to FASD Inquiry. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, spoke of the connection between trauma and alcohol consumption by pregnant mothers, which can lead to FASD. “First Nations peoples suffer ongoing and unresolved trauma across generations due to the impact of colonisation and […]
Liotta, M (29 June 2020) Better pregnancy health labels on alcohol a ‘whole-of-community issue’ Healthcare organisations and individuals around Australia are calling for clear and consistent labelling to expand harm-minimisation strategies. NewsGP