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...

FASD Monthly Support Series

Are you struggling with the numerous challenges related to FASD?  You don’t have to go it alone. Orchids is pleased to offer monthly virtual support meetings to discuss these challenges and brainstorm potential approaches and solutions in a peer discussion...

Endless Possibilities Virtual Conference 2020

“Endless Possibilities Virtual Conference 2020: A Closer Look at Invisible Disabilities” will be held on August 7th, from 8:20 am to 1:30pm CST. This conference is for educators, parents and others to gain information on special education, family support...

WI BPDD Conversation Cafes

The WI Board of People with Developmental Disabilities is holding a virtual meeting on August 18, 2020 at 3:00-4:30 pm to gather ideas for their upcoming five year plan. This is a great way to voice what changes you would like to see in Wisconsin to help individuals...

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