Government of Northwest Territories (Canada) – September is FASD Awareness Month – Uniting our Strengths: Finding Solutions Together
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness month, a time dedicated to conversation about FASD, improving prevention, and supporting those living with FASD. The theme for this year’s FASD awareness month is Uniting our Strengths: Finding Solutions Together.

BC Gov News (Canada) – Minister’s statement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Support Month
People living with disabilities are faced with unique challenges every day, especially those whose disabilities are surrounded by stigma or shame. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disability that approximately 40,000 people in B.C. live with each day.

ABC (Australia) – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is something you need to talk about, Cheryl Dedman says
Cheryl Dedman is passionate about breaking down stigmas around a disorder she knows all too well. She has an adopted relative with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) – a lifelong condition that can impact on people’s motor skills, physical health and emotional regulation.

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia) – $1.5 million for a new tool used to screen for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The expansion of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) screening program will be explored in partnership with community organisations as part of a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.

Hawaii Public Radio (USA) – State’s new Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders law offers hope and awareness to families
Gov. Josh Green recently signed a bill into law that establishes a five-year pilot program to help with the diagnosis and treatment of those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD.

Illuminate Colorado – 10 Ways to Support Families Impacted by FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an umbrella term used to describe a range of effects that can occur in a fetus exposed to alcohol before birth, is the most commonly known cause of developmental disabilities in the United States.

CanFASD – Mapping Supports for FASD: The COMPASS Project
At CanFASD, we strive to create evidence-based solutions. Our research team gathers data and evidence to better understand a problem and uses this research to create and test solutions.

SalfordFASD welcomes Human Genetics expert Dr Arijit Mukhopadhyay to the team to help us tackle important research on the detection of prenatal alcohol exposure.