Rebecca’s Spotlight: Helen’s Story

Indiana Alliance is excited to share we have added Rebecca’s Spotlight to our
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Ryan’s Story

Indiana Alliance is excited to share we have added Rebecca’s Spotlight to our
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Olympic Inclusion Revolution: A First Friday Event

Olympic Inclusion Revolution – Athlete Spotlight on Colton H.

Colton Holloman, Hoosier Gymnast Colton Holloman, 21, was diagnosed as being on
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Understanding and Supporting Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

According to Proof Alliance’s 2022 statistics, experts estimate that one out of
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Dana’s Story

Indiana Alliance is excited to share we have added Rebecca’s Spotlight to our
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Jenn’s Story

504 Plan and IEP: Keys to Jenn's Success!
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Matt’s Story

Foster Parents' Gut Instincts Led to Matt's Success!
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Gina’s Story

Diagnosis & Support: Keys to Gina's Success!
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Support the Stars for Starla Campaign: Holiday Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments “When you count the stars, begin with yourself.” Support FASD
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Stars for Starla Youth Recognition Awards

Support the Stars for Starla Campaign Nominate a Youth for a Star
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Rebecca’s Spotlight: Rebecca’s Own Story

Tears of having an FASD become tears of hope for others
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Mind-Body Fitness Workshop

DIVING INTO OUR BRAIN AND BODY WELL-BEING Self-care of our brains and
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Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free

Breathe Health steps to living tobacco free Virtual Training Get tools &
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Training Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 101

Training Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 101

The Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 101 Wednesday,
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Training Webinar: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Child Development

Training Webinar: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Child Development

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Child Development Effects of Prenatal Exposure and Beyond
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Medically Speaking Radio Show – Birth Defects & Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Our Outreach Program Coordinator Ashlyn Hopkins MSW LCSW joined local radio talk
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Services and Supports for Adults with FASD

Presented by AUCD FASD SIG Services and Supports for Adults with FASD
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A statewide survey regarding mobile response services

You are invited to complete a brief survey regarding mobile response services.
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Two great art events to raise FASD Awareness!

We will be hosting a chalk walk at White River State Park.
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Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Webinar

“SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE PARENT ADVOCACY” WEBINAR TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 11:30 AM-1:00
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From the heart of a mama…on COVID and our community

From the heart of a mama… COVID…crisis…the pandemic…unprecedented times. “We’re all in
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First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage

Back in February 2018, we shared some exciting potential for a mobile
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Special Olympics runner deserves your respect

Born with fetal alcohol syndrome, 25-year-old Andrew Peterson became a three-time Special
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Susan Elsworth, FASD Knowledge Bombs from a MOM

We are excited to share this recent conversation between our Director Susan
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Free virtual family support group meetings

Free virtual family support group meetings Free family support group meetings are
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Indiana FASD Support Check In

Indiana FASD Support IAPSE has two ways for individual to check in
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Living with FASD: Brenna’s Story

Photo Credit: Gwen Elliott @Pink Apple Photography CDC Feature Story on Brenna,
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Dr. Ira Chasnoff Talks FASD and The Online World

Given the current situation, this podcast interview by Jeff Noble is very
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FASD 101 Training Offering – Batesville Apr 22

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
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FASD 101 Training Offering – Indianapolis Feb 29

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
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FASD 101 Training Offering – Kendallville IN Jan 2020

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
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FASD 101 Training Offering – Indianapolis Dec 2019

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
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Share Your Story!

Share Your Story!

People are living successful lives with FASD, overcoming many obstacles. Whether you
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Roommate Notice: Ft. Wayne Area (18-29 year old female)

Roommate Notice – Ft. Wayne Area Indiana NOFAS was approached with the
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Marijuana use doubles in U.S. pregnant women to 1 in 14

CHICAGO — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and
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FASD 101 – No Cost Learning Experience with CEUs

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 101 A no-cost learning experience for parents, caregivers,
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FASD Information Session at Hamilton County’s Youth and Family Alliance

Please join Hamilton County’s Youth and Family Alliance for a discussion on
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18-25 year old survey participants needed: thoughts and opinions related to drug and alcohol usage

Are you 18-25? Are you a light drinker? A heavy drug user?
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Participants needed for IU Health / Riley Hospital innovative brain-imaging study aimed at identifying at-risk kids

Click on the thumbnail for a PDF version of the flyer. Please
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Chaos to calm: Life with FASD

“With the 2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference taking place
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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

A 2016 study from the University of Rochester sheds light on how
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The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

As a new school year approaches, parents may find it useful to
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5 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Kid

You’re grappling with the emotions of discovering your kid has a learning
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Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party

My son Zach bounded off the school bus waving a party invitation as if
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I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four

People say: “If you adopt older children, rather than babies, you know
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My Best Tips for Parenting Kids with FASD

My Best Tips for Parenting Kids with FASD

Tips from the trenches for parents living with the challenges of a
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5 Sanity Saving Tips for Parenting Children with Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD)

Many adoptive parents are faced with the decision of adopting a child
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Perinatal Substance Use Conference: Supportive Care for Infants, Mothers and Staff

Perinatal Substance Use Conference: Supportive Care for Infants, Mothers and Staff

​​​​Register to Attend the 2018 Conference, August 29! Join your Indiana peer hospitals
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Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Emmanuel was 5 when Holman-Turner discovered that he had fetal alcohol spectrum
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New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their Children

New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their Children

  Jillian Broomstein starts to cry when she talks about the day
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What Do You Wish You’d Known Before Becoming A Parent?

Christine Koh and her daughters What’s the one thing you wish someone had
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Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over
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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at
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Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall
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A Renewed Mind in Northwest Ohio Adds Services for Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol

Toledo, Ohio — Double ARC, a local non-profit organization that has been
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One of Milwaukee’s Most Decorated Athletes Lives with FASD

Despite being born with fetal alcohol syndrome to a mother with drug
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Family Shares Story of Adopting Girl from a Mother with FASD

Here’s a story about two dads, a very happy little girl, and
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Finding wisdom in unlikely places

In our last “Living and Growing” column, we reflected on the death
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UK health body calls for cigarette-style warnings on alcohol

  A leading public health body is calling for graphic cigarette-style health
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Recovering Hope – Part 1 – Mothers & Children on FASD

Recovering Hope – Part 1 – Mothers & Children on FASD

Hear Kathy and other women’s stories regarding their experiences with FASD. “Our
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A Million Reasons You Can Have Success with FASD

A Million Reasons You Can Have Success with FASD

In the arena of Fetal Alcohol there are tons of horror stories
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Trailer: Justice for FASD

Trailer: Justice for FASD

Being an adolescent male can be hard. But add to that an
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Making Sense of FASD with Jeff Noble: Episode 1 Kyle Burt

Making Sense of FASD with Jeff Noble: Episode 1 Kyle Burt

In the very first Episode Jeff Noble interviews Kyle Burt. Kyle is
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She’s bold, confident, daring…and expecting!

Earlier this year, Indiana NOFAS ran a very successful #JustSoYouKnow video campaign on
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8 Magic Keys: Strategies for Students with FASD

You can support NOFAS by buying NOFAS materials.  This 21-minute animated video
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10 Parenting Tips To Preserve Summer Sanity

You fall for it every year. You get so caught up in
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Avoiding the Summertime “Lose”

Avoiding the Summertime “Lose”

Professionals offer summer learning tips for parents to keep kids engaged during
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Red Shoes Rock Kicks Off Around the World

Red Shoes start conversations, it is just something about red shoes. –
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Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering
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Emotions of a Foster Parent: The Positive (Part 1 of 6)

Emotions of a Foster Parent: The Positive (Part 1 of 6)

Thinking about becoming a Foster Parent? There are over 400,000 children in
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FASD Camp – One Family’s Experience

FASD Camp – One Family’s Experience

Finding CAMP – a FASD Community About a year ago, I was
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Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug
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Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither
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Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a
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N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

Across the country, states are grappling with rising numbers of newborns suffering
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Parent and Social Worker Yolanda Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
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Johns Hopkins Will Treat Babies Exposed to Opioids with Anonymous $2.5M Donation

Johns Hopkins Will Treat Babies Exposed to Opioids with Anonymous $2.5M Donation

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has received an anonymous $2.5 million donation to
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FASD-Informed Social Worker Brianna Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
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Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!

Born to a first-time mother trying to overcome drug addiction, Zilah escaped
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Hidden Heartache: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’s Impact on Adoptive Families

When Barb Clark and her husband Michael adopted their oldest daughter Akila at
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Alaska Mother of the Year Dedicated to FASD Awareness

Alaska Mother of the Year Dedicated to FASD Awareness

ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- The American Mother organization named Anna Joy Luckett the Alaska Mother
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Recovering Addicts Counsel Pregnant Women on Recovery in One-of-a-kind Program

Recovering Addicts Counsel Pregnant Women on Recovery in One-of-a-kind Program

MADISON, Wis – In the fight to end opioid addiction, SSM Health
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Do a Dry9!

Do a Dry9!

Are you expecting or planning to be? No amount of alcohol is
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Advocates in Minnesota Push for Change in Dealing with FASD

Advocates in Minnesota Push for Change in Dealing with FASD

The common perception is that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is relatively rare. A
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Families Affected by FASD Hope Study Increases Awareness, Treatment for ‘Invisible’ Disease

Families Affected by FASD Hope Study Increases Awareness, Treatment for ‘Invisible’ Disease

Click image thumbnail to hear one family’s story of living with FASD
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Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Up to 10 times more children have disabilities related to fetal alcohol
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Has Been Majorly Underdiagnosed In The United States – And It’s A Big Deal

Most women trying to conceive know that there are plenty of enjoyable
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FASD Lunch n’ Learn – Grief & Loss

FASD Lunch n’ Learn – Grief & Loss

  The FASD Network posts short ‘Lunch n’ Learn’ videos on our
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Hope Through Nature [FASD DOCUMENTARY]

Hope Through Nature [FASD DOCUMENTARY]

For more information about Forest and the Femme, visit: http://www.forestandthefemme.org Credit /
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FASD = Faith, Ability, Strength, Determination

FASD = Faith, Ability, Strength, Determination

Credit / Sources Myles Himmelreich provides an inspirational speech as someone who
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Linking FASD to the Florida Shooting is Irresponsible, Stigmatizing, and Factually Wrong

Linking FASD to the Florida Shooting is Irresponsible, Stigmatizing, and Factually Wrong

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is outraged by a news
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FASD Meltdowns: How you can unknowingly be making it worse

FASD Meltdowns: How you can unknowingly be making it worse

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I struggle with every life with FASD

I struggle with every life with FASD

Our young friend Rachel Jackson was urged by her teachers to write
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Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Mt. Hope Family Center research associate Christie Petrenko, left, and electrical and
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Mothers Fight Stigma Of Drug Addiction

The number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply over
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Opioid Addiction and Pregnancy: Everything Can Still Be Okay

The date of the last time I used heroin correlating so closely
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Detox Options Limited For Pregnant Women

An Albuquerque police officer will be among President Donald Trump’s guests at the State
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50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

by Leslie Means Now that we have a new baby in our home, time
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How one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely

The following story ran recently in Reader’s Digest online parenting blog. A
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More babies being treated for opioid withdrawal in Canada

More babies being treated for opioid withdrawal in Canada

Another side effect of the Canadian opioid crisis is now affecting neonatal
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Help Needed from Families Raising Children with FASD

Help Needed from Families Raising Children with FASD

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)?
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Kentucky Governor to Spend $34M to Help Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Kentucky Governor to Spend $34M to Help Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

“Those on the frontline of treating addiction are hopeful more pregnant women
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are hidden crisis

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are hidden crisis

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Indiana NOFAS’ director
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NOFAS Opposes Criminalizing Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

NOFAS Opposes Criminalizing Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

NOFAS opposes any law or policy that would impose a criminal penalty
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Opioid crisis spurs Erie hospitals to help addicted pregnant women

Opioid crisis spurs Erie hospitals to help addicted pregnant women

  These programs offer treatment, counseling and case management for pregnant women
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AAP Seeking Participants for Project SPEAK (Screening for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol in Kids)

AAP Seeking Participants for Project SPEAK (Screening for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol in Kids)

Project Overview Project SPEAK is a new a pilot project from the
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Programs seek to help pregnant women with addictions

Programs seek to help pregnant women with addictions

As the Deschutes County jail transport van crested the Cascades and descended
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More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the
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Fighting alcoholism, bringing hope

Fighting alcoholism, bringing hope

Nearly four years ago, addiction specialist George Koob made one of his
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Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion (Jan 24th 2018)

Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion (Jan 24th 2018)

Join us for this free webcast entitled: Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion.  
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5-Part FASD Webinar for Parents and Professionals

5-Part FASD Webinar for Parents and Professionals

5-Week Webinars for Parents and Professionals FASD and the Brain-Based Approach This
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Thriving with Fetal Alcohol

Thriving with Fetal Alcohol

An interview with Emily Travis who is a Fetal Alcohol speaker and
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Nicholas Speaks About Living with FASD

Nicholas Speaks About Living with FASD

  Nicholas, a 12 year old living with FASD, shares his personal
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A Butt Kicking FASD Success Story!

A Butt Kicking FASD Success Story!

Jeremy Elliott runs a martial arts studio in Ontario. His 4-year old
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An Adopted Child’s Story Living with FASD

An Adopted Child’s Story Living with FASD

Kaylynn shares her life journey, which includes being put into adoption because
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Living with FAS

Living with FAS

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Parents’ Perspective on Diagnosis

Parents’ Perspective on Diagnosis

There are days in every person’s life they will never forget. For
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Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with FASD

Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with FASD

Credit / Sources A Photovoice Project that brought mothers together to talk
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101 HOLIDAY STRATEGIES FOR FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

101 HOLIDAY STRATEGIES FOR FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

FASD THINK TANK: 101 HOLIDAY STRATEGIES FOR FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS SUPPORTING
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‘I’m pregnant, I relapsed on heroin and I don’t want to kill my baby’

On a morning in April, Kristen Cebada woke up and told herself: You
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Not Coming Home For the Holidays

Not Coming Home For the Holidays

Holidays can be challenging for those who have lost a loved one
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How to do holiday parties while pregnant

Pregnant women are told to avoid alcohol Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto It’s hard
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Doctor: Pregnant women are ‘the least, the last and the lost of the opioid epidemic’

Click to see related video story on WISH TV INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —
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It’s not just moms who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s
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Pill-Popping Mommas: ‘Many’ Pregnant Women Take Opioids, CDC Finds

Pill-Popping Mommas: ‘Many’ Pregnant Women Take Opioids, CDC Finds

Millions of American women of childbearing age take opioids — and many
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Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Experience from a Parent of Two Adopted Children

Angela Van Arragon has two adopted children — Naomi, 15, and Ricco,
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What Parents and Parents-To-Be Should Know About FASD

After Mark Braverman and Jane Waldman of Levittown, N.Y., adopted their daughter,
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10 Strategies That Work For Kids With FASD

10 Strategies That Work For Kids With FASD

The following blog was first shared via FASD Families The last couple
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When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems

When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems

The number of kids who are diagnosed with ADHD these days is
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder impacts you, but you don’t know it

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder impacts you, but you don’t know it

As a foster mother to children with FASD, Nora Boesem has seen
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Loving Someone with FASD

Loving Someone with FASD

This is just a brief introduction to FASD based on Fuchsia Fables’ own personal
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My Adult FASD Diagnosis: Clarity for a Man and his Mom

My Adult FASD Diagnosis: Clarity for a Man and his Mom

Reinier deSmit tells his story of living with FASD for over 56
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Common Strengths of Students with FASD

Common Strengths of Students with FASD

Dan Dubovsky talks about the importance of looking for and utilizing the
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Our Expanded Mission: Serving all of Indiana as a subsidiary of MHAI, renamed to Indiana NOFAS, Inc.

Our Expanded Mission: Serving all of Indiana as a subsidiary of MHAI, renamed to Indiana NOFAS, Inc.

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our mission and
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Early recognition and interventions for fetal

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading preventable cause of birth defects
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Advice to Parents Thinking About Adopting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Advice to Parents Thinking About Adopting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The following blog was written by Martin Butcher, an adoptee, and adoptive father
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Tips to Prepare Kids with FASD for Traveling

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with our social worker
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Resources for Families Living with FASD: What’s Out There

This information is included in our online Resource Directory, but we wanted
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He stumbled on a hidden epidemic of brain damage. The culprit? Alcohol

Psychiatrist Dr Carl Bell, who specializes in treatment and diagnosis of Fetal
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Understanding The Behaviors Of Children With FASD

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, with Mike and Kristen Berry, is a podcast dedicated
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Everyone Should Know

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Everyone Should Know

Introduction Most women don’t know that by having one drink while they
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Parenting Tips on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Parenting Tips on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Do not take the behaviors personally: A child who has FAS is very
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Always Remember the Brain: 30 Strategies for Parents of Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

People who have been exposed to alcohol in utero have brain differences
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Born Broken, But Not Hopeless!

t’s been a difficult 13 years with our oldest son. Some would
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How Do You Get Through to a Child Who Doesn’t Think Logically?

How Do You Get Through to a Child Who Doesn’t Think Logically?

We used to think that carrying a piece of drywall around with
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The 10 Most Common Household Toxins To Avoid While Pregnant

When we get pregnant, we’re routinely told to skip alcohol so our kids aren’t
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6 Things I’ve Been Told as a Special Needs Parent

Last year, I took on a new title when one of my
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Stamp Out Stigma – A Message from NOFAS

Being Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, this is a very timely
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When I Realized I Could Have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

I knew my birth mom drank. I knew she may have been
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Choose Your Words Carefully about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Canada FASD Research Network says language matters in dealing with disorder affecting
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