CBC (Canada) – How My Teen With A Disability Is Teaching Me About Dignity
Dignity is defined as the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect. It comes from the Latin dignitas, meaning worthy.
News Medical – New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticity
It is now well accepted that the birth and integration of new neurons continue beyond development and into adulthood. New discoveries and insights on how alcohol impacts this and other plastic processes are discussed in “Alcohol and Neural Plasticity,” a special issue of Brain Plasticity.
Healthing – As kids with FASD turn 18, worry over support intensifies
Many families across the country are struggling to figure out what comes next for their adult child living with a developmental disability.
Hello Sunday Morning – I didn’t know alcohol could harm my baby, before knowing I was pregnant
I conceived my first child at 30. I had been married for 4 years when I ceased my long-term use of the birth control pill. I continued to drink alcohol at weekends, socially, but knew about avoiding certain foods and to reduce my caffeine intake. I am well educated and had done my research. I didn’t want to completely change my lifestyle, as long as my approach was ‘safe’ for my developing baby.
Eileen Devine – Tending Both Sides of the Parenting Coin
When I ask how you’re doing, knowing intimately what’s involved in parenting a child who requires massive amounts of your time and energy, the thing I am most curious and concerned about is how you are doing at a physiological, nervous-system level.
CanFASD – Top FASD Research Articles of 2020
Announcing our list for the top FASD articles of 2020! Every January CanFASD does a literature search for research that was published within the previous year. This year the search revealed over 400 articles published on FASD in 2020.
March of Dimes – Beyond Labels
Stigma may stop someone, including a pregnant woman, from accessing the health and support services they need.
ABC News (Australia) – FASD has no cure and is often misdiagnosed, but there is hope and help for those affected
This is what happened to Jessica, who says there were clear signs she had issues throughout her childhood, but her symptoms were dismissed as phases she would grow out of.