EUFASD News 31 Oct 2021

Stuff (New Zealand) – Teenagers left homeless without support for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder One teen ends up sleeping under a bridge. Another is passed between temporary care homes. Carers and social workers agree: “There is nothing for these children.” Josephine Franks reports. Yorkshire Post (UK) – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Family of Yorkshire boy with disorder […]

EUFASD News 18 Oct 2021

BBC (UK) – Better diagnosis of FASD in children needed, adoptive mum says An adoptive mother is calling for the NHS to improve its diagnosis for children exposed to alcohol in the womb, so their families can be helped. Boston 25 News (USA) – Pandemic-induced drinking raises concerns over harm to unborn children The pandemic has created […]

Better diagnosis of FASD

BBC (UK) – Better diagnosis of FASD in children needed, adoptive mum says An adoptive mother is calling for the NHS to improve its diagnosis for children exposed to alcohol in the womb, so their families can be helped.

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”. NOFASD Australia – A FATHER’S STORY – MY SON HAS FASD My son, who I will refer to throughout this […]

EUFASD News 24 August 2021

Kitchissipi Times (Canada) – ABLE2 on upcoming FASD Awareness Walk, pandemic fundraisingABLE2, the ‘small but powerful’ charitable organization that supports people across the disability spectrum, is preparing for this year’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  (FASD) Awareness Walk.https://kitchissippi.com/2021/08/04/able2-on-upcoming-fasd-awareness-walk-pandemic-fundraising/Griffith News (Australia) Funding boost for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and careThe diagnosis and treatment of children with Fetal […]

EUFASD News 1 August 2021

Digital Journal – Avoiding Toxic Substances During PregnancyWhen a woman finds out they are pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly she isn’t just thinking about herself, but about the baby they are carrying. Questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to mom or baby are a natural reaction. https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/avoiding-toxic-substances-during-pregnancy?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_a5aff44a144e4917b9dcf1987d7f0a23229452f6-1627809301-0-gqNtZGzNAk2jcnBszQjO Catch – What We […]

From EUFASD 21 May 2021

Healthline – Your Guide to Resources for Children with Developmental Disabilities Children with developmental differences often need extra services to support their physical health and mental well-being. But researching and connecting with specialists and other service providers can sometimes feel like a full-time job for parents and caregivers. https://www.healthline.com/health/childrens-health/resource-guide-for-children-with-developmental-disabilities The Fostering Network (UK) – Understanding FASD Is […]

From EUFASD 16 May 2021

Nordic Welfare Centre – Support and follow-up for children exposed to alcohol and drugs before birth – in a Nordic perspective The Nordic Welfare Center coordinates a Nordic project focusing on support and follow-up for children who have been exposed to alcohol and drugs during pregnancy. https://nordicwelfare.org/projekt/stod-och-uppfoljning-for-barn-utsatta-for-alkohol-och-droger-fore-fodseln-i-ett-nordiskt-perspektiv/ Kids Brain Health Network – Better Understanding the Needs of […]

From EU FASD 17 April 2021

Maple Ridge News (Canada) – More supports ‘urgently’ needed for those living with FASD Those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD, face a future with little support, and a lack of understanding that is rife with racist assumptions. https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/more-supports-urgently-needed-for-those-living-with-fasd/ CBC (Canada) – Spike in young adult drinking raises alarm at N.B.’s fetal alcohol centre Annette Cormier […]

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. Aldergrove Star […]