Moms Speak the Truth

During the YouTube livestream of this year’s annual Moms Speak the Truth fundraiser for Proof Alliance, individuals and families impacted by FASD shared stories of their experience, including this particularly powerful story from Sue, who, after adopting...

Meeting with Representative Mark Pocan

Today, several Wisconsin parents of adult children with FASD, along with Orchids members, met with a representative of the office of Mark Pocan, who represents Wisconsin’s 2nd district in Congress, in order to discuss the Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and...

The FASD Project

The FASD Project is a short movie intended to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and draw attention to the needs of those living with FASD. It includes interviews of individuals with FASD, parents of individuals with FASD, and...

Drinking in the Pandemic

In the past year, Americans have increasingly been relying on delivery services like Amazon, Instacart, or GrubHub. Since pandemic restrictions prevent many bars and restaurants from opening to full capacity — or from opening at all — these businesses...

Living with FASDs: Brenna’s Story

When Brenna was born, she was so small that, when her parents brought her home from the hospital, she was wearing doll’s clothes. As she grew, she was slow to reach many developmental milestones and struggled in school; she found it difficult to stay on task,...

NOFAS Initiative to Treat Addiction and Protect Newborns

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) and National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association (NABCA) came together in 2015 in a multi-year partnership to create the FASD Awareness in State Control Agencies (FASCA) initiative. This program is aimed...

New Study on FASD Prevalence in the United States

A new study, May P.A. et al. (2020), was conducted by researchers associated with the Emory University School of Medicine’s Collaboration on FASD Prevalence (CoFASP) consortium. CoFASP is a medical research organization whose aim is to determine how...

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