EUFASD (Ukraine) – Supporting Ukrainian families and carers of children with FASD in Europe
The EUFASD Alliance and the member organizations are deeply concerned about the welfare of refugees from Ukraine, in particular children who may be affected by FASD.
EUFASD – EUFASD 2022–Call for Abstracts is Open!
The sixth European Conference on FASD will take place on September 12 to 14, 2022, with a pre-conference training day on 11 September. We hope to hold the conference in-person in Arendal, Norway, but if that is not possible, the conference will take place online.
NICE (UK) – NICE publishes comprehensive quality standard designed to improve the diagnosis and assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
NICE’s latest quality standard published today (16 March 2022) sets out how health and care services can improve the diagnosis, assessment, and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
NZ Herald (New Zealand) – Life with mokopuna suffering Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: ‘I feel like nobody cares and nobody listens’
“It was like our trauma was a tennis ball, being batted back and forward between Oranga Tamariki and other organisations.”
RNZ (New Zealand) – Waitangi Tribunal hears of impact of FASD on whānau
The Waitangi Tribunal has been told about the catastrophic impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, on whānau Māori and the neglect of the Crown in addressing access to support.
Stuff (New Zealand) – Government plan to tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ‘has failed’
A major government initiative to tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has failed to deliver “any meaningful difference” to people with the disorder, say experts who work in the field, and the Health Minister has admitted “there is still a long way to go”.
India Education Diary – Trinity College Dublin: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome: The Most Common Preventable Cause Of Intellectual Disability
Dr Katy Tobin, School of Medicine and the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity leads the FASDcare project, focussing on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – a range of conditions that occur following exposure to alcohol before birth. It is estimated that 1 in 20 people live with the condition in Ireland. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual disability.
Mamamia (Australia) – ‘At 35, I had my miracle baby. But I couldn’t stop drinking.’
Even as a young child, Ange never really felt like she fit in. By the time she reached her 20s, she found alcohol to be “an excellent social lubricant”.
2 Minute Medicine – Maternal substance use may increase risk of childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Substance use during pregnancy is known to exert a number of adverse effects on fetal development, with conditions such as fetal alcohol syndrome well-established in the literature.
Medium – Is It Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Or Is It Autism?
FASD does not have to happen if all women, with the support of the father, are avoiding alcohol when pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There is no safe time during pregnancy to drink and there is no safe amount to drink during pregnancy. This has been known by experts in this country since around 1973.
National FASD – The Time is Now: Ramping Up FASD Support Services
On Monday 21st of March, at the National Liberal Club in Westminster, we unveiled The Time is Now: The National Perspective on Ramping up FASD Prevention, Diagnosis and Support Services.
Society for the Study of Addiction – Better quality care in England and Wales for people with FASD
The health advisory body for England and Wales has issued a long-awaited piece of guidance on how to improve the prevention and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) – a group of lifelong behavioural, cognitive and physical disabilities caused by exposure to alcohol before birth.