FASSY envisions a Yukon in which
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
is prevented and where persons with FASD
are fully included in Yukon society
To foster informed, inclusive and nurturing communities
that work together to
prevent FASD and to support individuals affected by FASD.
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.
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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.