Sunday May 15th is the International Day of Families. In honour of this celebration, we asked members of our Family Advisory Committee why they believe it is important for families to be included in research on FASD. Here are some of their responses:
To ensure healthy, thriving societies, we need to promote the health and wellbeing of all Canadians, now and into the future. However, people with FASD and their support systems have been left out of the conversation for far too long. That is why we’re pushing for a National FASD Strategy.
In 2017, CanFASD developed a document intended to encourage consistency in how we talk and write about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Our Common Messages Guidelines have now been around for five years, and we regularly update them to reflect new research and information.