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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

A Conversation

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

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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

Include FASD

as a

"Named Condition"



SAFEST Choice Learning Collaborative

FASD ECHO Training

Boston Medical Center

PROOF Alliance

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

FASD Webinar



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

Family members/Non-clinicians


Choline Supplementation

as a

Neurodevelopmental Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study (CHOLINE4)

Clinical Trial

Jeff Wozniak PhD

University of Minnesota

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Open Recruitment

Ages 30 to 72 months

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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Choline Video(2015)

For more information about Choline 

Individuals with FASD

Speak Up 

“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. 

Read more here

Listen to an interview

with other 

FASD Changemakers 

Another presentation by

Myles Himmelreich