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Make ANY Purchase on Amazon to Support NOFAS! Buy anything now through March 31 and Amazon will donate $5 to NOFAS. Amazon will also donate 0.5% of ALL future purchases at NO additional cost to you. For your purchase to qualify for this 0.5% donation, shop at smile.amazon.com (in place of the standard amazon.com). Support NOFAS with one simple click: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0412365
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Watch the recording of our free webinar from today on "Improving Awareness and Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with FASD and Co-Occurring Disorders." Register to view the recording here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/626200391
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To raise awareness of FASD, Jim Casha walked 685 miles from Lansing, Michigan to Washington, DC! Watch this original NOFAS video: http://youtu.be/vo4a0_VJLco
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News story from CNN: Why are more women drinking? "Although men have historically been heavier drinkers than women, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the gender gap is shrinking, and fast. According to CDC more American women are drinking more heavily than ever before: one in eight women binge drink" Read more here: http://bit.ly/11zTRJ1
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New PSA campaign from Campaign for Disability Employment. "The “Because” PSA challenges viewers to rethink how they perceive career prospects for youth with disabilities and to recognize that we all benefit when young people with disabilities are able to develop their skills and talents into successful careers.” Learn more: http://bit.ly/13lW7XF
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News: Mourning the loss of Peter Johnson, FASD Advocate and MOFAS colleague. Peter Johnson co-founded “Healthy Brains for Children” in Minnesota as an effort to help educate women on the dangers of prenatal alcohol exposure and raise awareness of FASD. Read more: http://bit.ly/12rwBmV
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Author Emily Oster encourages pregnant women to drink! This is profoundly dangerous. Read our full response here: http://bit.ly/14kK7DT You can express your outrage by tweeting @ProfEmilyOster
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Big news for FASD research! “Scientists at the University of Manitoba have just won a $1.3-million grant to find the genetic markers for FASD… That could in turn produce the holy grail of FASD -- a simple, cheap blood or tissue test that can determine whether people, especially newborns, suffer from the disorder. Read more: http://bit.ly/15IqGZf
CALL it the Angelina Jolie gene for FASD.... - Latest News - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Here's a new FASD Toolkit for doctors from NOFAS-UK. The new toolkit includes information and videos on FASD and guidance on how to advise women to avoid alcohol while pregnant and how to support parents and caregivers of children affected. Get the toolkit here: http://www.mencap.org.uk/FASD
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Major Legal News: The Supreme Court ruled for an inmate with FASD who claimed ineffective counsel. The inmate contended that his trial lawyer failed to present evidence that he suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Read the story: http://bit.ly/15vX3sw
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for a Texas death-row inmate who claimed in his federal habeas appeal that his trial counsel failed to adequately investigate and present mitigating evidence during the penalty phase of his trial. In a 5-4 decision (PDF), the court ruled that inmate Carlos Trevino may be able to raise the mitigation issue for the first time in his federal habeas petition if his initial state habeas lawyer was ineffective. Texas la...
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New Research: If Drinking Starts at Puberty, It’s More Likely to Lead to Alcohol Problems. “Taking your first drink in your early teens may put you at greater risk of developing alcohol problems later on... according to one large study.” Read here: http://ti.me/1aJj0W6
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NOFAS strives to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy and supports individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
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NOFAS educates the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD , the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.