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Attend the Next NOFAS Monthly Policy Forum - March 31 at 2 pm EST


The monthly legislative forum for FASD advocates hosted by the NOFAS policy team is Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All are invited to an update on FASD legislative action, the timeline for the introduction of FASD bills in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, guidance and training for effective communication with congressional staff, and your questions and comments. Click the NOFAS Policy Forum link on Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. EST.


Click HERE, to attend!









Policing and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 “Individuals with FASD are likely to have contact with police, whether by being involved in a criminal act as a victim, witness or suspect.  

Studies suggest affected individuals are 15 times more likely to be a victim of crime. They are also believed to be overrepresented in the correctional system.”


Learn More, HERE!





Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women on the Rise During COVID-19


“Many pregnant and postpartum women are engaging in unhealthy behaviors to cope with the stress of the pandemic—including drugs and alcohol.   Right now, marijuana is the number one substance for which women seek treatment during pregnancy.”

Read More, HERE!









April 15 Webinar - The Lay of the Land: A Published Health Survey of Adults Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


FASDInformed is partnering with Greensboro AHEC to sponsor  The Lay of the Land: A Published Health Survey of Adults Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  This workshop is intended to bring concrete meaning to the phrase “whole body diagnosis” when applied to FASD.  The authors of the groundbreaking 2017 Health Study (published in 2020) will describe specifically how adults diagnosed with FASD have more health concerns than those in the general population.

Webinar information (CEUs available)

Date:  Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time:  Noon – 1:30 PM 

Participation fee:  $25 General registration; $10 Parents/guardians & those diagnosed with an FASD


Please click here for more information and to register Lay of the Land.









Choline Supplement to Treat Infants Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol


“Researchers from the University of Minnesota are presenting new work on a choline supplement to treat infants exposed prenatally to alcohol.

Choline has translated to cognitive benefits compared to those without the supplementation.”

Learn More, HERE!









New Podcast "Alcohol and Pregnancy: The More You Know"

 This new three-part podcast is hosted by Dr. Daniel Alford, project director of B SMART, in partnership with CDC and Boston Medical Center.  The podcast features experts Dr. Vincent Smith, medical director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ FASD Program, and Enid Watson of massFAS, a NOFAS Affiliate.

 Listen to Podcast, HERE!





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