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...

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...

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