Research Exploring Effects of PAE on Anxiety

Marvin Diaz, an associate professor with Binghamton University in New York State has been awarded a grant to study the effects prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) on anxiety. While it is believed that PAE contributes to one’s susceptibility to anxiety, there is...

National FASD Collaborative Project: October, 2021

This month, the National FASD Collaborative Project plans to host three webinars in their year-long series. Orchids Communications and Training Director Jackie Wille will give the first presentation, entitled “Job Coaching for Workers with FASD”...

NOFAS Changes Name

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) was established in 1990 in order to create a national network of activists, families, and nonprofits in the United States, in order to address the unmet needs of Americans who had been prenatally exposed to...

National FASD Collaborative Project to Host 2 Free Webinars

Next week, the National FASD Collaborative Project is hosting two free webinars this month on FASD. The Project is a new FASD care and advocacy organization working in the United States. The first September webinar, “FASD in a Nutshell,” will cover...

FASD Family Picnic

Beginning at noon on Saturday, September 25, 2021, Orchids FASD Services will be hosting a socially-distanced FASD Family Picnic at Rock River Park in Johnson Creek. Please bring your own food and lawn games to share. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to...

NOFAS Twitter Chat for FASD Awareness Month

It’s September, which means it’s time to celebrate FASD Awareness Month. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, NOFAS, will host a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, September 21 from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. Central Time to mark the occasion. NOFAS...

The FASD Project Nominated for Film Festival Awards

The FASD Project is a short documentary film released in April, 2021, that discusses the science and impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It includes interviews with lawyers, physicians, psychologists, and public health experts, as well as people...

Come join us for the RunFASD Event!

Have you registered for the FASD Run yet?  Once you do, you will be mailed a shirt and a medallion and a running vest with your number on it.  You can do that HERE.   This is a virtual Run and the way it works is you keep track of your distance and your...

You can help get the word out!

Orchids is promoting and supporting the upcoming RunFASD 5K virtual event by purchasing advertising spots on buses in the Milwaukee and Madison markets.  We’ll also have members of our organization participating by walking, running, or rolling.  Come...

Rate of COVID-19 Vaccination Among Disabled Americans

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now providing information on the rate of vaccination among disabled Americans. The data presented comes from the Household Pulse Survey, a short questionnaire by the US Census Bureau that is...

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