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Northern Ontario pilot project aims to get MedicAlert bracelets for people with FASD

In Northern Ontario, Canada, the North Shore Tribal Council and Anishnabek Police are heading up a project with MedicAlert to give bracelets to those with FASD. The idea is that if the officer or individual can identify an individual as having FASD, they can understand they need to slow down and take their time when dealing with ...

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FASD in "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)"

In October of this year, the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) included the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, something that was not included in any version until May of 2013. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard mechanism used by clinicians and ...

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Proposal may ease access to education services for FASD

In Alaska, a proposed change to statewide regulations could expand the range of professionals who can diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and make a student eligible for special education services. Currently, only a physician is able to make the diagnosis. If the State Board of Education and Early Development passes ...

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