Mary Ann is a mother of two boys. Her oldest is 14 years old and has an FASD diagnosis. Her younger son is 11. He has been diagnosed with a number of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism, but she has been unable to get an FASD diagnosis for him because they have no proof of prenatal […]
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Challenges with sensory regulation, attention, memory, and emotional regulation make it difficult for children with FASD to understand and implement preventive health practices. The social distancing measures that have been put in place can result in feelings of depression, stress, confusion, and anxiety. This blog outlines some tips for caregivers to help you implement preventive health practices in your home.
The community-wide prevention measures that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 means that Canadians have a lot of downtime over the next few weeks. Here are a few things that you can do to pass the time while you practice social distancing.
Information about COVID-19 or coronavirus seems to be all over the news these days. The government is recommending that Canadians practice “social distancing measures”, which means that people should stay home and avoid contact with one another. Events have been cancelled, schools and daycares have been closed, and the daily routines in workplaces are changing. […]
Federal, provincial, and territorial governments in Canada are implementing strict measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some recent measures have included travel restrictions, school closures, and event cancellations. Governments are urging Canadians to practice social distancing and stay home whenever possible. However, these preventative measures can be overwhelming, stressful, and anxiety-inducing for individuals with FASD and their families.
In light of all the coverage of COVID-19, CanFASD would like to provide you with some information during this difficult time. There is a lot of false information spreading around social media regarding COVID-19. Stay up to date with evidence-based information from your local government or health agency.
Dr. Mela from the University of Saskatchewan is looking for FASD clinicians to help evaluate the first-ever FASD medication algorithm.
International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the achievements of women around the globe, while also highlighting the need for gender equality. IWD is over 100 years old! It was first celebrated in 1911 and is now held every year on March 8th. On International Women’s Day it is important to have open and honest conversations about health […]
Nurses and midwives play an important role in educating women about the risks of substance use during pregnancy, raising awareness about FASD, supporting women to reduce or eliminate their alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and connecting families of individuals with FASD with helpful supports and resources.