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The Frequency of Severe FASD in the Neonatal Period


“At birth, only complete Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be properly diagnosed. However, other Consequences of prenatal Alcohol Exposure can also be recorded. Our objective was to describe the frequency of diagnoses highly suggestive of potential FASD.”
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence

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Visual Perception Problems and Quality of Life in Young Adults With FASD

This study aimed to “investigate visual perception problems, health-related quality of life and vision-related quality of life in young adults with FASD and to compare the results with healthy controls… Young adults with FASD in the present study had more visual perception problems.”
- Acta Ophthalmologica

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NOFAS, Justice Task Force Co-Host Webinar May 14 with Disability Rights Arkansas, Arkansas None for Nine, and Other FASD Advocates


A FREE webinar titled Advocating for Individuals and Families Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, presented by leading FASD experts and Arkansas advocates, will be held on Friday, May 14, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time. 

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Important Discussion: Raising Black and Brown Children with FASD in America

 May 19, 2021. 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
A virtual discussion hosted by NCFASD Informed and facilitated by Beck Brantley, a long time member of the parent’s FASD support group in the Triangle Area.


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NOFAS' Susan Carlson and Jenn Wisdahl Featured on FASD Podcast

This episode of “FASD Hope” features Susan Shepard Carlson, Former First Lady of Minnesota and Chair of the NOFAS Legislative and Policy Committee, and Jenn Wisdahl, FASD Parent Advocate and NOFAS Policy and Training Center Coordinator.

Together, Susan and Jenn provide an update on the National FASD Legislation, "The FASD Respect Act".

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Study: Exposure Risks During Pregnancy Increase Mental Health Problems


The study “found children subjected to two or more of six adverse exposures during pregnancy were more likely to have a higher score on the Child Behavior Checklist, which is used to detect behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents.”

Read more, HERE!





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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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