Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) – Real Stories: Living with FASDs
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are disabilities that last a lifetime. People with FASDs can have behavioral, intellectual, and neurological problems. FASDs can occur when a developing baby is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

NZ Doctor (New Zealand) – Whakakotahitanga Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder guidelines launched
Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, released the Whakakotahitanga Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Guidelines, alongside the Government who announced its renewed priorities for FASD this morning at Papakura Marae.

Lanarkleedstoday.ca (Canada) – Community Spotlight: Red Shoes Run for Rural FASD
The first of what the Rural FASD hopes is many Red Shoes Run Family Day is Saturday.

Mirage News (Australia) – FARE Cheers Govt’s Continued Support for Every Moment Matters Campaign
FARE welcomes the Australian Government’s continued investment in the Every Moment Matters campaign to support alcohol-free pregnancies and safe breastfeeding practices across Australia.

Yahoo Lifestyle Canada (Canada) – Plans to record mothers’ drinking habits on baby health records scrapped
Proposals to include a pregnant woman’s drinking habits on her child’s medical record have been ditched, campaigners said.

CanFASD (Canada) – New Issue Paper: The Prevalence of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy in Canada
Researchers have identified alcohol use during pregnancy as a significant public health concern. It is associated with adverse fetal development and increases the likelihood of several complications during pregnancy. These include miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight, and preterm birth. It may also result in FASD.

CanFASD (Canada) – “It feels like home to get together with like-minded people”: Canada FASD Conference
Reflecting on the Canada FASD Conference 2023, one of our biggest successes was the inclusion of people with lived experience. This was shown through the unique program that had someone with lived experience speaking in every single session on the program. Additionally, it was demonstrated through our Conference Travel Award program.

UK Government and Parliament/Petitions (UK) – Fund improved care and support for individuals with FASD
We believe it is time that the Government takes action on this critical issue affecting so many lives across our country. We urge it to act swiftly in implementing these changes so that individuals affected by FASD can receive the care they need.