EUFASD News 8 September 2021

The Canberra Times (Australia) – Breaking down stigma of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Even if you’re an Australian health professional, your answer could be “not much”.

Reno Gazette Journal – People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder should be exempted from execution
Later this fall, Nevada could execute Zane Floyd, a man with diagnosed fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Many people are unaware of how profoundly debilitating FASD can be and why people with FASD should be afforded the same constitutional protections against execution that those with intellectual disabilities have received.

Daily Mail (UK) – Benji Marshall’s wife Zoe insists ‘there is no safe amount of alcohol’ a woman can drink while breastfeeding or pregnant
Zoe Marshall is currently breastfeeding her 11-week-old daughter Eve, who she welcomed in June with her husband, footballer Benji Marshall. And the WAG insists that there is no amount of alcohol that is safe to have while pregnant or breastfeeding.

My son, who I will refer to throughout this article as Steven, has now turned 15. He was formally diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, (FASD) after a long and exhausting journey.

CanFASD (Canada) – National FASD Strategy
A National FASD Strategy will provide an economic opportunity to reduce the resource burden on taxpayers in Canada, while also addressing the government’s commitments to improving the health and social status of women and vulnerable Canadians.

First Nations Health Authority (Canada) – FASD Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is About Being Flexible, Creative
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month takes place annually in September and is devoted to educating people about FASD, providing supports and offering advice on prevention.

SK Prevention (Canada) – Let´s change the conversation
Up to 4% of Canadians have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Preventing FASD is more complex than recommending no alcohol use in pregnancy. FASD can happen in any community or group where alcohol is used.

La Trobe University – Breaking down stigma of FASD
Perhaps you know that alcohol causes FASD – and that there is no safe amount, or safe time during pregnancy, to consume alcohol. But did you know that FASD affects more Australians than Downs syndrome, spina bifida and cerebral palsy combined?

Illuminate Colorado – It’s About Respect: Building the Foundation for Change this FASD Awareness Month
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month. As the Colorado affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), our organization is raising awareness all month long to help more professionals, parents and caregivers identify FASD and build Colorado’s statewide capacity to support impacted families.