From EU FASD 14 April 2021

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) – ‘No intention’: Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding
New National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Linda Reynolds says she has “no intention of excluding Australians from the scheme” on the basis of their diagnosis, appearing to dump radical reforms drafted under the previous minister Stuart Robert.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/no-intention-reynolds-dumps-draft-proposals-to-cut-diagnosis-based-ndis-funding-20210409-p57hpo.html

Aldergrove Star (Canada) – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder gets ‘meagre’ support compared to other conditions: B.C. report
Children and teens with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder need to be included in the Ministry of Children and Family Development program that helps support youth with special needs, according to a report released Thursday (April 15) by by the Representative for Children and Youth.
https://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-gets-meagre-support-compared-to-other-conditions-b-c-report/

Representative for Children and Youth (Canada) – Excluded: Increasing Understanding, Support and Inclusion for Children with FASD and their Families
The provincial government should take both immediate and long-term action to improve supports and services to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.
https://rcybc.ca/reports-and-publications/excluded/

Agape of North Carolina (USA) – WHAT HAVE I LEARNED AS THE MOM OF A SON WITH AN FASD?
We MUST meet our children where they’re at so they can explore the gifts in them. Learn their interests, support their interests, and nurture their growth.
https://www.agapeofnc.org/news/what-have-i-learned-as-the-mom-of-a-son-with-an-fasd

CanFASD – Article Summary: Self Care for Caregivers
This is a summary of the recent article Self-care in caregivers of children with FASD: How do caregivers care for themselves, and what are the benefits and obstacles for doing so? that is featured in CanFASD’s Top FASD Articles of 2020. For a complete understanding of the subject matter, read the full paper (not available open access).
https://canfasd.ca/2021/04/14/self/