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Podcast: FASD Legislation Update: A Conversation with Susan Shepard Carlso‪n


“FASD Hope was honored to have Former First Lady of Minnesota and NOFAS Board Member Susan Shepard Carlson as the guest.  Susan is a tireless champion of support and legislation for the FASD Community.  Susan discusses her years of experience in aiding the FASD community.”

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Group Home Residents with FASD Continue Fostering Ties Amid Pandemic (2)

 “The residents from the Aloha Communities Platteville House, a home in Wisconsin for four adults living with FASD, craft all week, then present their work and themselves to the public.  The exercise, intended to instill a sense of self-worth and offer a lesson in finance, also aims to foster a connection between the city’s recent arrivals and long-time residents.”
- Telegraph Herald

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Upcoming Virtual Trainings by NCFASD Informed - Register Today! (2)

NCFASD  Informed is partnering with Foster Family Alliance of NC to sponsor  two webinars this month. 

An Introduction to FASD will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 7-8 pm.

Brain Based Approach to Parenting is on Thursday, February 25th from 7-8 pm.


Register HERE!









Program to Launch Soon to Support Mothers Struggling With Substance Use (2)

 “People struggling with substance-use disorder already “exist in a world of stigma” and it can be heightened with pregnancy.

Whether internalized or felt by others, stigma can push expectant mothers to “go more underground” and increase their risks.”
- Calgary Herald

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Vaccine Prioritization for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of North Carolina has been advocating for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families for almost 70 years. We have developed strong partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations to ensure their issues are heard and addressed.

While we recognize there are many challenges with distribution and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, we were extremely disheartened when the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) re-prioritized vaccination for people with I/DD from Group 2 to Group 4. This includes people with Down syndrome who are ten times more likely to die from COVID-19.

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Researchers Find a More Accurate Method to Gauge Prenatal Alcohol Use

 “When health researchers ask pregnant women about their alcohol use, expectant women may underreport their drinking.  A study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research found that pregnant women's reporting of their own risky drinking varies greatly depending on how key questions are worded.”

- Medical Xpress

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