The Advancing FASD Research, Services, and Prevention Act

On June 24th, the Advancing FASD Research, Services, and Prevention Act, also known as the FASD Respect Act, was introduced to Congress by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota). If passed, the FASD Respect Act would make...

Update to CDC Disability and Health Data System

The CDC’s Disability and Health Data System (DHDS), an online tool that allows users to view state-level data on adults with disabilities, was recently updated to include data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 2016, 2017,...

FMF Connect Seeking Participants

The Families Moving Forward (FMF) Program, based in Washington State, offers services to help parents and caregivers deal with “clinically concerning behavior” by children ages 3 to 12 with prenatal alcohol exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders...

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Vision Problems

Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to play a role in causing certain ophthalmological problems, including ptosis, refractive errors, strabismus, subnormal visual acuity, and optic nerve hypoplasia. For those with FASD, these abnormalities may result in visual...

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