Claudette Bradshaw FASD Innovation Award applications open Application deadline: February 3, 2021 This award recognizes work of the Honourable Claudette Bradshaw and the many years of service she’s dedicated to the fields of FASD, early education, and homelessness. It is intended for an individual, agency, or organization that has developed an innovative intervention that has made a substantial contribution to … Read More
Language Matters: National Addictions Awareness Week
November 22 to 28 is National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). This year’s campaign, Change Begins with Me, focuses on ending the stigma surrounding substance use and encouraging everyone to be a part of stigma reduction. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), substance use, and stigma are all inherently connected, particularly for individuals with FASD and women who use substances during pregnancy. … Read More
Book Review: FASD and the Online World
There are not many resources available to assist with managing the online world with individuals with FASD but this new book by Dr. Ira Chasnoff is a useful one.
Experiences of Individuals with Disabilities and their Families During COVID-19
For families of children with disabilities, COVID-19 has intensified the unique challenges and associated stressors they face.
New Webinar: Pain and FASD
Pain as experienced by individuals with FASD is under-researched and frequently misunderstood and under-recognized in the medical community.
What’s New in FASD Research: October 2020
Here’s a brief summary on the some of the latest research published on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Strategic Priorities for 2020 to 2023
The Strategic Priorities Plan doesn’t change what we’re doing right now; it just helps us identify areas where we need to do more.
Stress Management Strategies for Caregivers
I recently attended an online Parent/Caregiver Masterclass in Stress Management. I learned a lot and wanted to share some of the excellent strategies and resources to help us support our loved ones.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Stress
Stress is a normal part of our daily lives and certain amounts of stress are important to help us function. Small doses of stress help us meet deadlines, get to places on time, and prepare for important events. However, long-term stress can be harmful and can lead to mental and physical health problems, like depression, substance use issues, and stroke.