We’ve selected a few of the research articles that have been published over the last year to highlight the recent work that has been done in the field of FASD. In 2019 we compiled a list of 230 articles that were published in the field of FASD. We narrowed our list of top articles down to 25 and focused on the … Read More
These numbers show that mental health is an extremely important consideration when discussing the needs, supports, and resources of individuals with FASD. Screening for mental illness early in the lives of individuals with FASD can be an important strategy to early identification and treatment.
In honour of the International Day of Education, we created a contest to celebrate the work that school staff across Canada have done to support individuals with FASD. We asked Canadians to nominate those teachers, principals, bus drivers, and administrators who have gone above and beyond to help their students succeed. These are some of our favorite entries!
We’ve pulled together 3 programs and strategies from recent research that are designed to support students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to succeed in our education system.
These stories are peppered with repeating themes. In order to achieve success, individuals with FASD need parental and educational support, access to effective resources, programs, and services, and FASD-informed school staff.
In Canada, we have a strong education system that offers free elementary and high school learning opportunities to all Canadians. However, the structure of our education system does not necessarily take into account the varying needs of all learners across our nation.
The United Nations calls for “inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all”. In Canada, we have a strong education system that offers free elementary and high school learning opportunities to all Canadians. However, the structure of our education system does not necessarily take into account the varying needs of all learners across our nation, particularly those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
David and his dog, Willow David Brown sits on the CanFASD Board of Directors. He is a recent addition to our team but brings years of experience in the field of substance use and addiction. David started in this field as an academic working in the sociology department at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. He shifted from an academic … Read More
Discussions with health and social service practitioners in New Zealand found that the non-clinical factors, such as personal experience and opinions, are influencing their professional practice in relation to FASD prevention and intervention. Consistent, evidence-based training programs for health professionals are sorely needed to improve FASD practice.
We would like to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate the New Brunswick FASD Centre of Excellence for their incredible contributions to the field of FASD service delivery and support. We would also like to give a huge thank you to all those who applied for the Claudette Bradshaw Innovation Award. Your continued contributions to this field have been integral to improving the lives of individuals and families across Canada.
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