Today is World Sleep Day!

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World Sleep Day is celebrated annually as a call to action on important issues related to sleep. The goal is to reduce sleep problems through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. The 2022 theme and slogan is: “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.” 

Article Summary #9: Dog-Assisted Therapy for Children and Adolescents with FASD

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Dog Assisted Therapy (DAT) has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and improve social skills in individuals with physical and mental challenges.  It has also been shown to be an effective strategy for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. However, until now, there have been no studies on the impact of DAT in children and adolescents with FASD.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day 2021

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Due to the recent discoveries of unmarked grave sites at former residential schools, it is more important than ever that we take action to support Indigenous communities; remember the children who were sent away and never made it home; and honour the survivors. September 30this a day that opens the door to global discussion, education, and reconciliation.

New Webinar: Identifying Best Practices

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Register now for our first webinar of 2021: Identifying Best Practices for FASD Prevention, Intervention, and Support! This 60-minute webinar with CanFASD Researcher, Lindsay Wolfson, will be held on January 29, 2021, at 2:00pm EST. More and more online opportunities for professional development are popping up in our increasingly virtual environment. Although there are lots of courses out there for … Read More

Article Summary #8: Community-based interventions for adults with FASD

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Elements for developing community-based interventions for adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: … Read More

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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The United Nations designated February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to highlight the lack of gender diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. This statistic highlights just how important it is to encourage women and girls to enter these fields, and to celebrate the … Read More

Top FASD Articles of 2019

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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