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Next Steps for FASD Awareness

Dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of this disability and celebrating the successes of those with FASD, the month of September is full of events and activities for everyone.

Creative ways to celebrate

Despite the changes a global pandemic brings, people all across Canada banded together to celebrate FASD Awareness Month. From socially distanced awareness walks to

Manitoba launches FASD pilot program to help young adults get diagnosed

Manitoba is launching a pilot program to help young adults get access to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder assessment and diagnoses, starting with those who have been involved in the criminal justice system but unable to access special supports that require a diagnosis.

“Our government believes improved access to FASD assessments will provide better outcomes

Pearson becomes first airport in Canada to offer the Sunflower Lanyard Program

“We’re focused on becoming more inclusive for passengers of all ages and abilities in order to provide a world-class passenger experience. That’s why we’ve introduced the Sunflower Lanyard program for travellers with invisible disabilities.”

A person’s disability is not always visible to others. Invisible disabilities can include autism, arthritis, chronic fatigue, mental health, fetal alcohol spectrum

Parents of 10 Give ‘Great Life’ to 6 Adopted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Everyone has seen children’s tantrums, but when first-time parents Alicia and Josh Dougherty welcomed 4-year-old foster child Alex into their home, they soon learned that his were titanic by any standards.

“It could be over anything as minimal as, ‘Get your shoes on,’ or, ‘No, you can’t have five donuts,'” Alicia, 39, tells PEOPLE

COVID-19 Cocktails: Push For Tighter Alcohol Advertising Restrictions On Social Media

University of Queensland researchers reveal how alcohol advertisers are using social media to prey on parents and encourage drinking as a way to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Janni Leung from UQ’s School of Psychology and  National Centre for Youth Substance Use Researchsaid better policies are urgently required to support

3 Indigenous-Led FASD and Women’s Health Initiatives in Canada

Xyólhmettsel Syémyem (Family Empowerment Team) in British Columbia connects women and families with substance use services, child welfare services and care committees, food banks, housing services, crisis support, income support, and other community-based programs and services. The Family Empowerment Team also holds acknowledgement ceremonies for the women where the community, friends, family, and service providers gather


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