Determining Prenatal Alcohol Exposure for FASD Diagnostic Clinics

Dr. Leigh Wincott and Dr. Hasmukhlal Rajani have written two pieces on important aspects of the making of an FASD diagnosis according to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan. Dr. Wincott addresses how teams address the determination of prenatal alcohol exposure for a diagnostic assessment and Dr. Rajani expands on […]

Top Articles of 2017

CanFASD staff, researchers, and Family Advisory Committee members worked together in selecting certain articles to highlight some of the work that has been published over the last year in the field of FASD. Over 520 papers published on FASD in 2017 were narrowed down to a final list of 35 that focus on CanFASD’s areas of […]

Success Story: Youth Archer Warren Collins wins Silver at NAIG!

In June, CBC did a piece titled Alberta archer shoots to win at North American Indigenous Games. When you read the article you’ll learn about Warren Collins, a 15-year-old from Cochrane, Alberta. Warren has FASD and says he wants to be an inspiration for others with disabilities. “I want to tell them that no matter what […]

Sneak Peek: An Employment Success Story!

Our survey is still open! Are you an adult with FASD who is working? Are you a caregiver or service provider for an adult with FASD who is working? Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/employmentstudy Click here to download the poster: Employment Project Online Ad I’m excited to share with you a clip of a video from our […]

CanFASD Media Release: Consensus on the TRC’s Call to Action on FASD

Reminder: Registration is now open for The 2017 National FASD Conference in Calgary October 24th to 27th.  Program information: http://fasd.alberta.ca/documents/2017-registration-guide.pdf Registration form: https://www.eply.com/2017NationalFASDConference1881926 PDF: CanFASD Media Release on reaching consensus on enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 

CanFASD Media Release: Safest not to drink during pregnancy, best recommendation

CanFASD cautions that although conversation about stigmatization is important, there is still no established safe level of alcohol to consume during pregnancy Download the PDF here: MEDIA RELEASE – Safest not to drink during pregnancy, best recommendation

CanFASD Advocates for an Accessible Canada for Individuals with FASD

Did you know that the Government of Canada is developing new accessibility legislation? The goal is to promote equality of opportunity, and increase inclusion and participation of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations. They asked Canadians, What does an accessible Canada mean to you?  To create a more accessible Canada for individuals with FASD […]

FASD in the News: How Far We’ve Come

CanFASD Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane, reflects on the inspiring advances she’s seen in FASD research in Canada over the past 20 years in an article published on a Kelowna news site. See the original article here, published last week while the International Conference on FASD took place in Vancouver: http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-190302-10-.htm This week UBC is hosting the world’s largest […]

Welcome to CanFASD Connect!

The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) is pleased to announce our new blog, CanFASD Connect. We’ve created this space for sharing research and policy about FASD, and engaging and interacting with our partners and followers about important issues in the field. Join us each week to read about newly published FASD research, book reviews, researcher profiles, program highlights, […]