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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Legislation Report PDF

The Invisible Havoc of Prenatal Alcohol Damage PDF

One in six children have a developmental disability – The Story

Layman Terms of Reference for Parents

Families who have received a diagnostic and assessment report for their child may find the attached document helpful when trying to understand some of the terminology. Janet Christie helped develop this as part of the FASD Key Worker pilot position that she held in BC in 2006.
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FASlink Website:

New Article! Certificate Program v. Regular Diploma – No Way!

Has the IEP team discussed supports and accommodations that would help your child receive a regular high school diploma?

Parents must know what your child needs in order to meet the same expectations as other students.

In Certificate Program v. Regular Diploma, Parent Trainer Susan Bruce says, “No Way!” Don’t settle for an ‘alternate diploma.’ Begin with the highest expectation possible for your child. Don’t lower that expectation until you extinguish every possibility.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/diploma.cert.no.htm

Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options: What Families Need to Know (Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 article in National PTA Magazine)

http://www.ncwd-youth.info/sites/default/files/GradReqmtsPTAEnglish.pdf

Man not hired due to FASD: MLA

Hospital too busy to accommodate him, says Abernethy

Tim Edwards
Northern News Services
Published Friday, February 18, 2011

SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE – A man with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder who applied for a manual labour job at Stanton Territorial Hospital was denied the position because the hospital said it couldn’t accommodate his disability, according to a Yellowknife MLA.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/feb18_11fa.html

Women align to pass law warning mothers of dangers of drinking during pregnancy

Brittany Green, Web Content Producer Fox 13

SALT LAKE CITY — A new law requires any establishment that serves alcohol to post signs warning of the effects of a mother’s drinking on her unborn child, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD).

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-signs-fasd-warnings-drinking,0,547682.story

Professor Emma Whitelaw recognized at international meeting

Her laboratory at QIMR has developed a model of fetal alcohol syndrome which is helping inform the community of the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.

http://www.mysunshinecoast.com.au/articles/article-display/professor-emma-whitelaw-recognised-at-international-meeting,20560

 

1/10/11

Healthy People 2020 Objectives: Now Available for Review and Implementation

www.healthypeople.gov.

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicid=26                                           Disability and Other Impairments

MICH-25 Reduce the occurrence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)

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Baseline: 3.6casesof fetal alcohol syndrome per 10,000 live births in 2006 were suspected or confirmed among children born in 2001–04
Target: Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted a target will be set during the decade
Data Source: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance Network (FASSnet), CDC, NCBDDD

 

1/3/11

Taking a stand against FAS – Herald News
… experts have estimated that the cost in Illinois could be more than $334 million annually. To learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, contact Illinois NOFAS at www.nofasillinois.org.

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/3084341-418/alcohol-fetal-brochure-disorders-illinois.html

10/02/10
WJCH-91.9 FM
Radio Interview with Mr. Ajeet Charate, Program Director for NOFAS Illinois on WJCH-91.9 FM.

9/21/2010
Chicago Tribune article

Parents face heartbreaking choice: Do they give up their adopted 7-year-old daughter?

9/9/2010 -

Internationa FAS Awareness Day

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issues a proclams September 9, 2010 as the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome awareness day in Illinois, to raise awareness about FAS, and to urge all expectant mothers to take extra precautions while pregnant for the health and well-being of their children.

Check attachment.

FASD proclamation by Governor Quinn


9/8/10

AGD FASD feature


8/14/10

More prisons won’t help those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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8/14/10

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System

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8/13/10

More Birth Defects for Older Women Who Binge Drink During Pregnancy

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08/12/10

Screen women on drinking to prevent FASD

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8/12/10

Prenatal choline supplementation mitigates behavioral alterations associated with prenatal alcohol exposure in rats

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7/23/10

Fetal alcohol syndrome tackled

 

7/20/10

GOVERNOR SIGNS FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME PREVENTION BILL INTO LAW

www.dupageco.org/statesattorney/pressreleases.cfm?doc_id…

7/12/10

Health experts says that binge drinking during pregnancy is ‘child abuse by umbilical cord

Mums’ booze binges cause kid disorder

7/8/10

Psychotropic medications linked to serious adverse drug reactions in children

Specific Genetic Cause Of Fetal Alcohol-Related Developmental Disorders Found

 

6/21/10

Research – Creating a priliminary neurobehavioral profile of FASD

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6/21/10

Dr Boyce article on FASD in The Journal of Family Practice

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2010

The Effectiveness of Alcohol Warning Labels

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