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...

Podcast: FASD Hope

FASD Hope is a podcast covering FASD and the needs and triumphs of those who live with it, through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years’ lived experience. Each episode, host Natalie Vecchione talks with new guests every week about various topics...

Mental Health Court in Edmonton, Alberta

In 2018, the City of Edmonton, capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, established the Edmonton Mental Health Court, a pilot project intended to help those with mental health issues navigate the justice system. It was specifically designed for anyone with mental...

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...

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