Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Keeping away from alcohol eliminates threat of FASD

The Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project hosted a mocktail tasting table at the local Northern store to mark International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum …

Prenatal Development

Doctors urged to quiz pregnant women about drinking habits

Up to five per cent of the Australian population are believed to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Indigenous Australians

The bush magistrate

In the heart of Australia, in some of the nation's most isolated Aboriginal communities, justice looks very different.<p>The first thing Sandra De Maio …

Northern Territory

Thousands of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder miss out on NDIS funding due to lack of diagnosis

Thousands of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are missing out on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding because …

Prenatal Development

‘It’s important to recognize the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy’

A wide range of dancers enjoyed participating in the Honouring Mothers Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day 10th Annual Mini Pow Wow, …

First Nations

FASD awareness focus of annual MACSI walk

• Andrea Ledding | September 10, 2018<p>The annual walk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was held September 7th in Saskatoon. Shana Mohr, …

Aboriginal Canadians

'Every day is a fight': Ottawa rally lifts veil on life with FASD

People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families rallied in downtown Ottawa today to let others know about resources they can …

Ottawa

Calgary celebrates Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

At 9:09 a.m. on Sunday, a crowd of more than 50 people sat silently in Calgary’s North Glenmore Park.<p>It was the ninth minute of the ninth hour on the …

Prenatal Development

Indigenous

Publications & Resources<p>Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Aboriginal Canadians: Knowledge Gaps — Some of the …

First Nations

Thousands affected by 'hidden epidemic' of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Not enough is known about foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a condition that is often misdiagnosed or missed completely.<p>At least two percent …

Autism

Yukon woman speaks out about living with 'the invisible disability' — FASD

When Jessica McMurphy of Whitehorse was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at the age of 20, she saw the diagnosis as a sort of …

Northern Canada

Ireland's culture prompts calls for alcohol tests for pregnant women

DUBLIN — Doctors in Ireland were once known to recommend a pint of Guinness as a source of iron for pregnant or nursing women.<p>While that advice has been discredited, drinking remains so ingrained in Irish culture that many women still feel that swapping a beer or cocktail for something nonalcoholic …

World News

Only one in three pregnant women in Switzerland stops drinking

Only a third of pregnant and breastfeeding women are following the Federal Office of Public Health’s guidelines on giving up alcohol completely, a …

Pregnancy

Number of Irish woman drinking alcohol while pregnant is 'alarmingly high'

The number of Irish pregnant women who drink alcohol during their pregnancy is alarmingly high, a top doctor warned on Friday.<p>HSE Specialist in …

Pregnancy

Regina groups working to reduce stigma, highlight complexity of FASD

Depression and a lack of support led Maria Tvarosek to drink while pregnant with her son.Although he was never officially diagnosed, she believes …

City Halls

09-07: NEWS: For FASD Awareness Day, Nunavut health officials urge alcohol-free pregnancies

NEWS: Nunavut September 07, 2018 - 3:30 pm<p>For FASD Awareness Day, Nunavut health officials urge alcohol-free pregnancies<p>“Partners, family and friends …

Northern Canada

The Arc Opposes Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

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Disability

Whitehorse Daily Star: Public engagement on FASD results released

Photo by Photo Submitted<p>The Yukon government has released a What We Heard document that summarizes the key findings of its public engagement on Fetal …

Yukon Territory

FASD affects thousands in Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – It’s been proven for years that no amount of alcohol consumption is safe during a pregnancy.<p>The message is mostly heeded, yet fetal …

Aboriginal Canadians

Call to combat fetal alcohol syndrome

Rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Aboriginal children are up to 12 times higher than a newly-determined universal average that has …

Public Health

New Beginnings (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – FASD) Program Coordinator

Full Time Position<p>Summary of position<p>Noojmowin Teg Health Centre invites applications for the position of New Beginnings (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum …

First Nations

FASD Awareness Month

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Month!<p>Please join ACOG in celebrating the 4th annual FASD Awareness Month! Throughout …

Prenatal Development

Inmate serving indeterminate sentence at Warkworth Institution dies

The Correctional Service Canada is reviewing the death of an inmate at Warkworth Institution on Saturday.<p>According to Dave Stephens, acting assistant …

Crime

Featured Presenters

Plenary Presentation: How You Can Maximize the Healthcare Delivered to Individuals with Developmental Disability<p>Nicholas Lennox<p><i>MBBS, FRACGP, PhD.</i> …

Autism

Executive Dysfunction

Executive function is a set of skills that enable you to do things such as:<p>pay attention<br>• remember information<br>• multitask<p>The skills are used …

The Brain

Posters slammed for suggesting women may be able to drink alcohol during pregnancy: Here's what you need to know

It began with a promising statement, “It’s safest not to drink while pregnant,” wrapped around the belly of a pregnant woman, on posters distributed …

Pregnancy

Linux Fu: Modernize Your Command Line

If you use Linux and its associated tools on the desktop or on a Raspberry Pi, or on a server, you probably have used the command line. Some people …

Linux

Free educational workshops on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and healthy living held in Kempsey

The Macleay Valley Community Drug Action Team (MVCDAT) is holding a series of free Educational Workshops on the effects of Alcohol on the Unborn …

Indigenous Australians

School stand-downs for fighting and assault hit 11-year peak

More students are being stood down or kicked out of schools for fighting and assault, as schools struggle to cope with children of P-addicted parents …

Education

Disorder awareness stall to visit rural centres

<b>Giving a voice to the voiceless is what’s driving Whanganui District Health Board Health Promotion Officer Chester Penaflor to get out and about in</b> …

Indigenous Australians