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New Book Written by a Person Living with FASD

“It’s OK to Be You: Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities” by Kenny LaJoy is available now on Amazon. Kenny talks about his journey towards acceptance and how to better live with disabilities (and with those who love and care for you) and attempts to cover large swathes of daily living with FASD.”

To get a copy, click HERE.







The Strengths and Positive Influences of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

 “People with disabilities have not been adequately represented in strengths-based research. This study is the first to examine strengths and positive influences of young children FASD. Thirty adoptive and relative caregivers of children with FASD reported their children's strengths and positive influences and completed measures on family functioning.”

- American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Read More Here!






Upcoming Webinar!! Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Looking Beyond Immediate Birth Outcomes

Thursday, September 29, 202210:00AM - 12:15 PM
Live Webinar

Program Overview and Objectives:

This two-hour live webinar will focus on the importance of preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies, and how fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may present across the lifespan.

• Define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
• Identify how this disorder may present beyond immediate birth outcomes.
• Recognize the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain.
• Identify strategies for preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.

Who Should Participate:
Certified nurse midwives, doulas, all disciplines caring for pregnant individuals, substance use treatment and prevention specialists, nurses, mental health counselors, psychologists, educators, social workers and any health care professionals working with families affected by FASD.

Register HERE!







FASD United Hosting FASD Month Twitter Chat


Please join FASD United for an informative and important Twitter Chat to mark FASD Awareness Month!  The chat takes place on September 9th, 2022 from 2:30-3:00pm Eastern. 

Please join using the hashtag #FASDMonth2022.  The chat is co-sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).

Join the Chat!






FASD: What is Known 50 Years Later


“Over the past 50 years a lot of research has gone into the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It has since become an umbrella term for a number of conditions: FASD refers to intellectual and behavioral problems that can appear any time in childhood and last a lifetime, says the National Institute on Alcohol, Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health.”

Article, Here!






Get Ready for FASD Awareness Month!


 Check out the new FASD United webpage for FASD Awareness Month!  Throughout the month of September, there are numerous ways to engage in advocacy, support, build community and raise awareness of FASD.

Find out more, HERE!







Lets Get Social!

Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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