Trying Differently Rather Than Harder by Diane Malbin MSW, provides a readable narrative discussion of the neurobehavioral approach for working effectively with children, adolescents, and adults with FASD. After a brief review of the diagnosis- understanding the brain injury of prenatal alcohol exposure- the author explores the most common neurobehavioral symptoms by providing case examples, FASD-informed interventions, which result in improved outcomes.
FASD Hope Podcast
with Dr. Douglas Waite MD
AAP FASD Champion
Chief of Developmental Pediatrics of the BronxCare Health System
Watch this PSA from FARE Australia:
The moment you start trying is the moment to stop drinking.
"From the moment you start trying, to the first moment you see the ultrasound and feel the early flutters of movement, right through to your baby's arrival - every moment matters in your pregnancy."
Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education
75% of children with an FASD have an attention problem and may be diagnosed with ADHD without considering other diagnoses. Attention deficits in children with an FASD without ADHD may derive from deﬁciencies in executive functioning skills, short-term memory, the ability to shift attention, slower processing speed. Medications for ADHD may worsen attention deficits in children with FASD.
Maine Needs to Follow the Lead
of Other States in the US
SAFEST Choice Learning Collaborative
FASD ECHO Training
Boston Medical Center
FASD Maine is grateful to Maine's SAFEST Choice participants for stepping up to meet the need for prevention, diagnosis, and support of
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Maine families will now have greater access to early accurate diagnosis of FASD.
NASW Maine Chapter
Practical Essentials of
FASD-Informed Care: Building Competence to Serve a Common Disability Across the Lifespan
Christie Petrenko PhD
Madonna Mooney FASD Maine
December 14, 2022
9 - 10:30 AM ET
Neurodevelopmental Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study (CHOLINE4)
Jeff Wozniak PhD
University of Minnesota
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Ages 30 to 72 months
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For more information about Choline
Individuals with FASD
“Being informed helps people understand and accept their condition so they can understand and accept themselves,” said Myles Himmelreich, an FASD activist and researcher who also has an FASD.
"Being able to talk to someone with FASD about these shared experiences can empower people to help and mentor others,” he added.
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