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FASD News and Publications

11-10-2014

Bottle Babies: The Devastation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe a range of effects that can occur in individuals who were prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASDs range from mild to severe and can cause central nervous system dysfunction, physical defects, and behavioral, emotional and/or learning disabilities. Every child is effected by prenatal ...

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10-31-2014

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected-Study Reports

A recently published study in Pediatrics, found that there may be higher rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) than previously thought. The study found that between 2.4% to 4.8% of children have some form of FASD. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that FASD affects 1 in 100 live births or as ...

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A picture of the video segment on WCAX

10-30-2014

WCAX Team on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

In this two part WCAX series, Keith McGilvery explores FASD in Vermont by interviewing physicians and adoptive parents of children who have FASD. To view the series, please visit: http://www.wcax.com/story/27146721/ch-3-team-on-fetal-alcohol-disorders

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10-23-2014

Ask the Expert: The Birth Mother Perspective on FASD

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has just released a new interview in the Ask the Expert series with Kathleen Mitchell of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS). Kathleen Mitchell is a speaker and advocate on FASD, women, and addictions. She is also the mother of a child ...

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