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Veteran musher (dogsled racing) Aaron Burmeister will participate in a 1,000-mile ride from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska to raise awareness of FASD and the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. “Burmeister will also be mushing to help the Nome Youth Facility, a facility that hopes to prevent all alcohol-related birth defects, improve the delivery of services to individuals already affected and set a positive example for future generations.”
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News Item, KTUU-TV. March 2013
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The funds from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will support a handful of studies that will explore the effects of the disorder across a person’s lifespan, says Philip May, a nutrition research professor and primary investigator for the NIH grant.
photo courtesy UNC CHAPEL HILL NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Philip May, a nutrition research professor and primary investigator for the NIH grant, with children in South Africa
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:08
BC Council for Exceptional Children (BC CEC) has established the Yes I Can! Awards
Program to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of children and youth with
exceptionalities who excel.
The awards encourage these children and youth to seek their highest
potential, and increases public awareness of the abilities, aspirations, and personal qualities of
people with exceptionalities.
Nominations may be made by teachers, principals, related service providers, friends and parents.
The nominator does not need to be a member of CEC.
Each year, the BC CEC Yes I Can! Awards Committee selects up to 21 winners from the
following seven categories:
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:13
People with disabilities are significantly more likely than others to be victims of violence and are often more emotionally impacted when they are taken advantage of, new research indicates.
The findings come from an analysis of the 2009-2010 British Crime Survey, which includes data from over 44,000 adults living in England and Wales. The researchers indicate that their results are consistent with reports from the United States and other countries.
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Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:02
Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death
Children whose mothers are diagnosed with an alcohol disorder in pregnancy, or within a year after giving birth, are three times more likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), compared with infants whose mothers do not have an alcohol disorder, a new study finds.” To read more, click here.
Article, Join Together, February 2013
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Dr. O'Leary says all children of mothers with an alcohol-related diagnosis
have a three-fold increased risk of intellectural disabilitly. (image: istock)
Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children of mothers with an alcohol-use disorder have the same risk of intellectual disability, a Curtin University study has found.
The study, published in the journal of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, highlights the effects of maternal alcohol-use disorder during pregnancy on the intellectual development of offspring.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 09:37
The true number of children exposed to alcohol before birth is so poorly understood that the World Health Organization has launched an international study to count them. Photograph by: AFP, AFP/Getty Images
The true number of children exposed to alcohol before birth is so poorly understood that the World Health Organization has launched an international study to count them.
An oft-cited statistic that about one in 100 people in Canada have some type of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) — ranging from mild learning disabilities to impulsive behaviour to full-blown Fetal Alcohol Syndrome — may be outdated, says Dr. Svetlana Popova, a senior scientist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
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This video by Channel 4 News interviews several individuals affected by FASD and their family members. These include eight year old Stanley and his birth mother Samantha, as well as eighteen year old Eddie and his 21-year old brother, Andy.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:09
“A delegation of eight French researchers, medical doctors, and government officials has spent much of the week in Winnipeg meeting with local experts as that country tries to develop a national strategy for dealing with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder…. The French want to improve screening, education and treatment programs and are keenly interested in research being done at the University of Manitoba. France -- and other European countries -- is at least a decade behind Canada in these areas.” To read more, click here.
Article, Winnipeg Free Press, February 2013
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