2023 FASD Social Lab Summary
Interventions For Children With Prenatal Exposures
Drug addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), affects millions of people in the United States each year. Understanding the causes and consequences of the cycle of addiction is the first step toward recovery.
FASD encompasses a range of effects on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals affected by FASD display various daily living challenges and are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. FASD-informed education and interventions are critical for the success of individuals and their families. This conference highlights the trends in FASD information, education, and awareness. It is our hope to integrate the knowledge from this conference into daily practice and positively impact the lives of those affected by FASD.
Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Provision of Services – COVID 19-Resources & Information
Part C Provision of Services in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (Oct. 20, 2020)
Addresses inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C provision of service in the current COVID-19 environment.
A team of experts from across Canada and the US have developed the first ever medication algorithm for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). CanFASD Research Leads Dr.’s Mansfield Mela and Ana Hanlon-Dearman and CanFASD Family Advisory Committee’s Dorothy Reid are among the co-authors of the study. This algorithm is now an important tool available for clinicians to use to treat individuals with FASD (children and adolescents aged 7 and above, and adults).