Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) – Hui marks ‘groundbreaking day’ for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Not many people understand how Eriapa Dalbeth’s brain works. The 17-year-old said too much information makes him overwhelmed, his memory fails him and sometimes he can’t pay attention.

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia) – National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 – Three-year implementation review
This report shares review findings of the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 implementation. The review’s aim is to inform the Australian Government if the plan is on-track to achieving its goals.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (USA) – Murkowski, Klobuchar Reintroduce Bill to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders While Supporting Individuals Living with FASD
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) today reintroduced the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Respect Act of 2023, legislation which reauthorizes programs and funding to aid individuals and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Castanet – Mom with FASD fights intergenerational trauma: ‘I chose my kids’
A Vernon mother says she is being forced to move out of town due to lack of supports. The woman suffers from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and her family has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. But, she says that ends with her – she doesn’t drink or do drugs.

The West Australian (Australia) – Caroline Bower: Professor behind landmark FASD study in juvenile jails named in King’s Birthday Honours
A leading professor who successfully lobbied for mandatory pregnancy warnings on alcohol bottles and cans, and led a landmark study into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at Banksia Hill Detention Centre has been named in the King’s Birthday Honours.

Medical Xpress – Fetal alcohol syndrome: Facial modeling study explores technology to aid diagnosis
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a lifelong condition caused by exposing an unborn baby to alcohol. It’s a pattern of mental, physical and behavioral symptoms seen in some people whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy.

Scoop (New Zealand) – Time For Action On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder In Aotearoa
Alcohol Action NZ welcomes the establishment of the FASD Advisory Roopuu, announced by the Associate Minister of Health Hon Willow-Jean Prime today, and the appointment of Raawiri Ratuu (Kaiaarahi of Kookiri ki Taamakimakaurau Trust) and Professor Māmari Stephens (Te Rarawa) as its co-chairs.

CanFASD – Trainee Series: Learning about FASD through the eyes of criminal justice professionals
I am a researcher working on a project to better understand and support those with FASD in the criminal justice system. This blog describes what I’ve learned about FASD in the context of criminal justice, and how it corresponds with my knowledge of FASD in the education system.