This Saturday, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a United Nations holiday that aims to increase understanding of disability issues and promote the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of people with disabilities.
We are extremely excited to announce our new special issue published today in the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (JFASD).
This award was created in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It celebrates the work of Canadian students or early career researchers whose research has made a substantial contribution to the field of FASD.
In June, CanFASD hosted a one-day conference on FASD in New Brunswick with help from several local partners. The event sold out within two weeks and there were over 200 people in attendance. The goal of this conference was to share knowledge, empower connections, and inspire action for FASD among the Atlantic provinces.
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: