Digital Journal – Avoiding Toxic Substances During PregnancyWhen a woman finds out they are pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly she isn’t just thinking about herself, but about the baby they are carrying. Questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to mom or baby are a natural reaction. https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/avoiding-toxic-substances-during-pregnancy?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_a5aff44a144e4917b9dcf1987d7f0a23229452f6-1627809301-0-gqNtZGzNAk2jcnBszQjO Catch – What We […]
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Healthline – Your Guide to Resources for Children with Developmental Disabilities Children with developmental differences often need extra services to support their physical health and mental well-being. But researching and connecting with specialists and other service providers can sometimes feel like a full-time job for parents and caregivers. https://www.healthline.com/health/childrens-health/resource-guide-for-children-with-developmental-disabilities The Fostering Network (UK) – Understanding FASD Is […]
Nordic Welfare Centre – Support and follow-up for children exposed to alcohol and drugs before birth – in a Nordic perspective The Nordic Welfare Center coordinates a Nordic project focusing on support and follow-up for children who have been exposed to alcohol and drugs during pregnancy. https://nordicwelfare.org/projekt/stod-och-uppfoljning-for-barn-utsatta-for-alkohol-och-droger-fore-fodseln-i-ett-nordiskt-perspektiv/ Kids Brain Health Network – Better Understanding the Needs of […]
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. Aldergrove Star […]
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 […]
9 Facts about FASD
Brian P Dunleavy (6 August 2020) CDC: 20% of U.S. women drink early in pregnancy. UPI Health
Chris Melore (21 July 2020) Alarming survey: 1 in 4 young adults don’t know women shouldn’t drink while pregnant. Study Finds.