Circle of Stars 2021

Since its foundation, FASD United has relied on distinguished leaders from across the United States to support its efforts and those of its affiliates. This December, they plan to host the first annual Star Awards, a celebration recognizing excellence in various...

FASD Hope Podcast: David Deere

In the latest episode of FASD Hope, Natalie Vecchione meets with FASD advocate David Deere. Before retiring, David spent 15 years working in FASD-related programs funded by the CDC and SAMHSA. He now serves as treasurer for FASD United affiliate Arkansas...

Study Affirms Disparity in Medical Care for Disabled People

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health investigates the quality of care received by disabled youth in healthcare. The study examines several factors that influence quality of care. Between 2014 and 2018, disabled patients were more likely to visit...

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...

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