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Free Webinar, April 20th! Diagnosis, Support, and Empowerment: The role of genetic counselors in FASD (2)

This presentation will focus on the unique role and value of genetic counselors in the diagnosis of FASD. Two different clinical approaches will be discussed; a medical genetics clinic utilizing the 4-digit FASD diagnostic code, and an interdisciplinary clinic evaluating for ND-PAE (neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure) with referral to genetics as needed.


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TOMORROW: FASD United Hosts Twitter Chat for Alcohol Awareness Month


FASD United is hosting a special Twitter Chat for Alcohol Awareness Month Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00pm Eastern. 
The chat is co-sponsored by ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 
Please join using the hashtag #AlcoholAwarenessMonth.







ACOG Recognizes April is Alcohol Awareness Month

 Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month encourages community organizations to host events that increase public awareness and educate people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism.

Read More, HERE!






Sorry, wine lovers. No amount of alcohol is good for you, study says.

“A team of researchers recently analyzed the connection between genes linked to alcohol consumption and cardiovascular conditions and found that drinking — any amount — was associated with an increased risk of disease.

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Attention Pediatric Providers! AAP Offers FASD Webinar Series

he American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to offer a series of educational webinars on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Join us Fridays in April for webinar sessions on identifying and diagnosing conditions on the continuum of FASD, addressing stigma and bias related to prenatal alcohol exposure, caring for children with an FASD, and neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). The webinars are open to all clinical personnel with practicing primary care clinicians strongly encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you April! For more information about the series, please contact Rosa Arvizu, Program Coordinator, AAP FASD Program, at rarvizu [AT] aap [DOT] org.

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In recognition of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, CDC is highlighting Brenna’s story

In recognition of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, CDC is highlighting Brenna’s story—Brenna was diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) when she was 12 years old. Brenna’s story is also highlighted this week on CDC’s main Features page.

CDC would like to give a special thanks to Brenna and her family and to FASD United (formerly NOFAS) for sharing this story with us! Brenna’s mother, Heather, now leads the FASD United Family Navigator program which provides individuals living with FASDs and their family members and caregivers with expert, confidential support and referrals. 







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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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