The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon is a non-profit organization dedicated to FASD prevention and fostering accepting and educated communities where individuals with FASD have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential."

 

"FASSY envisions a Yukon in which Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is prevented and where persons with FASD are fully included in Yukon society."





Morgan Fawcett on Living with FASD

 

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Sanford Study Reveals Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence in U.S.

Newswise - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, according to a new study co-authored by Sanford Research's Gene Hoyme, M.D., and Amy Elliott, Ph.D., and published by Pediatrics.

The study, "Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders," explored the incidence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) among first-grade students, or 6 to 7 year olds, in a representative Midwestern U.S. community, which was Sioux Falls. According to Hoyme, students were enrolled from all the elementary schools in Sioux Falls, both public and parochial. The study is the first school-based ascertainment study to be completed as a measure of FASD prevalence in American children.

To learn more please follow this link ... http://newswise.com/articles/sanford-study-reveals-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalence-in-u-s


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 International Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Drinking in Pregnancy

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the term given to the range of damage caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.  The damage ranges from birth defects to neurological damage.

The first goal of FASD prevention is to increase awareness of the problem among women and the community.

While awareness is high in some countries, in many other countries awareness is low. Many organizations do not have the resources to design and carry out effective awareness initiatives.

We think it is time to work together, sharing ideas and using the power of the internet and social media. This project will give evidence-based information and will empower individuals to make their own decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

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New campaign launched on International FASD Awareness Day

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Ontario Government Responds to Select Committees Report

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To read the Ontario Government's reponse please follow this link ... http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/documents/en/mcss/developmental/Government_Response_DS_Select_Committee.pdf

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail

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Leaving her son at government office only way for Ottawa woman to get help

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Yellowknife approves 'housing first' model for homeless

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Yellowknife city council has approved a plan that will bring the "housing first" model to the city."Housing first is a principle that says before you can deal with mental health or addictions issues,...
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