There are many reasons people might choose not to drink this holiday season. People might be pregnant, recovering from addiction, abstaining for health reasons, are the designated driver, or could simply not want to. Refrain from questions like “why aren’t you drinking?” sentences like “just one can’t hurt”. Drawing attention to someone’s sobriety can lead to feelings of stigmatization and isolation.
Submitted By: Alicia Groom This past August, I was lucky enough to get to travel to Scotland to present an oral presentation at the World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). This conference was held in the historic city Glasgow at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). […]
We want to remind everyone that there is still time to submit your abstract for the 8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, March 6-9, 2019. Note that abstracts are due on Friday, September 7th. We also want to encourage students and early career researchers to apply for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research […]
A number of conferences and events are coming up in the next few months that may be of interest to you. Click the pictures below for more information: September 6-7, 2018: “Putting it Together” Vernon FASD Conference (Vernon, BC) September 24-26, 2018: European Conference on FASD (Berlin, Germany) October 23-26, 2018: The Future of Child […]
This is the second part of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee’s reflections on the Learning Together workshop themes: FASD as a Whole Body Disorder, Aging and Transitions, Supports and Strategies, and Advocating for Supports. Today’s post is Part 2, and includes reflections from FAC members on the third and fourth themes. See Part 1 here. Thanks again to FAC […]
In 2016, the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee hosted a workshop that brought together caregivers, individuals with FASD, government and policy representatives, and researchers to identify and inform the research priorities of those who provide support to individuals with FASD. You can find the full workshop report here. We did a Q&A with FAC members about each […]