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Carson Holtz shares his experiences with in living with FASD

Carson Holtz is a Vernon resident living with FASD.  Following his diagnisis at 8 years old, this 33 year old has learned strategies to help with his disabilities.  A poet and songwriter, Carson works to promote awareness of ways to prevent FASD.  To read his story published in the Vernon Morning Star, click here.

 

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Jeff Stenquist, father of a son with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, speaks about the disorder

In this video, Jeff Stenquist, father of a son with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, speaks about the disorder.

 

Tanya: One woman’s story of living with FASD

If you saw Tanya, you might never know there was anything different about her. If you got to know her, you might wonder why she’s jumped from job to job. You might call her unfocused. If you knew her when she was in school, you may have thought she was a problem child with no interest in learning. Someone who dropped out because they chose drinking and drugs over studying.

Tanya found out 11 years ago she falls under the umbrella of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She was 36 when she was diagnosed. She has three college degrees. Knowing that,  you might see Tanya differently.

To read more, click here.

Published on September 3, 2013 -Josh Pennell

Yukon government implements study to determine the prevalence of FASD in corrections population

The Yukon government is committing $643,000 towards a new study to determine the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other cognitive impairments among Yukon's adult corrections population Justice Minister Mike Nixon announced today.

"This initiative is critical if we are to improve outcomes for people with FASD, cognitive or mental health disorders and/or substance use issues who are involved with the corrections system," Nixon said.

12 Day Teleseminar for Families Living with FASD

As a Parent of a Child with FASD, wouldn’t it be nice to get your hands on essential tips and ideas from experts with the latest research, without leaving home?

And how reassuring would it be if those experts also happened to be parents of children with FASD themselves? Who knows better than people like you who walk in the same shoes you do - right?

Well now you can! In this new and exciting initiative, our team has specially invited an international panel from 7 countries. 15 of the 22 speakers, not only have raised children with FASD themselves, but have professional careers in areas related to FASD.

To hear these people, you would usually have to attend a FASD conference. But now there is an easier way, through something new called a telesummit.

6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - April 2014

6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
April 9 – April 12, 2014
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
 
Conference Description:

FASD impacts brain development throughout childhood and adolescence not just at birth

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta recently published findings showing that brain development is delayed throughout childhood and adolescence for people born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

To read more, click the following link ...

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-07-fasd-impacts-brain-childhood-adole...

 

The Cultural Politics of FASD - Dissertation

This doctoral dissertation by Travis H. Hedwig from the University of Kentucky is “based on an ethnographic study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the racial, cultural and political considerations that shape the meaning of diagnosis for Alaska Native individuals and families in Anchorage, Alaska.”

To read, click here.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Interview with Dr Valerie McGinn

New Zealand’s Shine TV’s weekly half-hour current affairs program 'Nzone Focus' features Dr Valerie McGinn, a child and adolescent neuro-psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of FASD.  She speaks to reporter Allan Lee about the damaging effects of alcohol on the unborn child and says that up to four percent of babies born each year in New Zealand could have FASD.

 

2013 National FACE Roundtable and FASD Conference information

Registration is now open for the 2013 National FACE Roundtable and FASD conference in St John’s, NL.
FASD Throughout the Lifespan: September 5 & 6, 2013
14th Annual FACE Meeting: September 7, 2013
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
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For conference program, details and registration link, please visit:
http://www.fasdnl.ca/#!2013-conference/c16pn

 

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