FASD Hub Scotland – Download ‘You Are My Song’ – FASD Month
Donate to receive an email link to download ‘You Are My Song’ featuring Darren Day and the FASD Choir (Minimum donation £1 of which £0.69 is the download price, all other sums directly support our FASD work).

The song will also be performed live by Darren Day and the FASD Choir at Wembley Arena in March 2023 as part of the Voice In A Million concerts.
If you would like to take part in the Wembley performance of the song you can register here

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland – Considering Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Helen Gilpin is a Queen’s Nurse and Nurse Specialist for Looked After and Accommodated Children and Young People in NHS Highland. Learning about FASD has changed the way she approaches her initial consultations with children and young people and has allowed her to explore new treatment options for those she cares for.

The Conversation – Why suicide prevention support is crucial for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of people prenatally exposed to alcohol. New research is backing concerns raised by the FASD community about the high rates of suicidality among people with FASD.

The Crime Report – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Justice System
The link between Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and criminal behavior is rarely acknowledged as a mitigating factor in U.S. jurisprudence, says a New York Law School Legal Studies Research Paper.

Stuff (New Zealand) – Stuff Circuit’s Disordered investigation wins global award
Stuff Circuit has taken out an international media award for its investigation into the epidemic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Love What Matters – ‘If you want them you need to move.’: Mom shares sudden adoption of foster siblings with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
“I taped it on my door frame to remember to pray. The article spoke of the atrocities that were happening in the First Republic of the Congo Civil War, which was when the Ninja and Cobra militias fought against the President’s Cocoye militia. I read how the pregnant women’s babies were cut out and left to die and how women and children were being crucified.

Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) – Schools, early childhood centres ‘failing disabled learners’, Education Review Office says
The families of many disabled learners are being actively discouraged from enrolling their children at early childhood services and schools, according to two Education Review Office (ERO) reports released on Wednesday.

Oxygen (USA) – Neuropsychologist Testified Nikolas Cruz Likely Faked Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Symptoms
Prosecutors presented evidence that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s supposed symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome were incompatible with the speed at which he committed the massacre.

Girls, Women, Alcohol, and Pregnancy – Actionable research! Reflecting on 5 years of FASD prevention research
Last month, the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) released a special collection of articles about FASD prevention, diagnosis, intervention and support.

BBC (UK) – Devon woman in film tackling alcoholism while pregnant
A Devon woman’s story features in a new film created to highlight the dangers of alcohol abuse during pregnancy.

University of Salford (UK) – Assessing the Prevalence of FASD
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was first discovered in the 70’s, and given the high risk of drinking alcohol in pregnancy, it has received surprisingly little attention so far.

Our Sacred Breath – FASD: A TALE TOLD IN 9 TS
September has been a busy month as advocates, individuals, caregivers, organizations and professionals came together to raise the profile of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY (Canada) – The importance of bonding and building on strengths and abilities in FASD families
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth. FASDs have lifelong effects, including problems with behaviour and learning as well as physical problems.

Illuminate Colorado (USA) – Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead– Being FASD Aware is a Year-Round Endeavor
At the beginning of September, we called on you to Show Your Respect This FASD Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the efforts that were made to spread awareness this month and look ahead to all that is still needed to work toward prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and appropriate support for individuals and families in Colorado who are impacted.

CanFASD Blog (Canada) – What Happened During FASD Awareness Month 2022
FASD Awareness Month is almost over! Our theme this year was building strengths and abilities. The goal was to recognize and celebrate the strengths and abilities of individuals with FASD and this community. Here is a roundup of what happened for FASD awareness during the month of September!