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Young Man from North Carolina Bikes Across America to Raise FASD Awareness!

 “Emmaus Holder, a 19-year-old student, is biking across America to raise awareness for FASD. Holder rides about 100 miles a day and talks with families along the way. The mission is personal for Holder, as he grew up with two adoptive brothers with the disorder.  Holder says he is passionate about getting rid of the stigma.”

 

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New Book on Educating Teens with FASD

 

“Natalie Vecchione, co-founder of FASD Hope, and Cindy LaJoy have teamed up to co-author of the new book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating And Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities."  Natalie and Cindy are homeschool moms of now young adults with FASD.”

 

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Partners Play Pivotal Role in Pregnant Women’s Alcohol Use, Which Affects Their Babies’ Development

“A new study by a team of researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on FASD (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman’s likelihood of drinking alcohol.  The study highlights the importance of engaging partners in intervention and prevention efforts to help pregnant women avoid drinking alcohol.”

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Despite High Rates of Alcohol Use Screening, Few Receive Treatment

 


“Adults with alcohol use disorder often used health care services and received alcohol use screening, but few were referred to or received treatment, according to recent data, a “significant implementation gap in [alcohol use disorder] treatment.”

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New CDC Data Available: State-level Estimates of Alcohol Use Among Women Aged 18 to 44

 

“Estimates of alcohol use among women aged 18 to 44 vary from state to state. Data come from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a telephone survey that tracks national and state-specific self-reported health risk behaviors of adults, 18 years and older, in the United States.”

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Responsible for Vision Problems

 

 “Exposure to prenatal alcohol can result in ophthalmological abnormalities. In those diagnosed with FASDs, such ophthalmic abnormalities often result in visual perception problems (VPPs).”

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