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FASD Conference in North Carolina, FASD: Moving from Awareness to Action

March 12th and 13th, 2020. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“FASD Moving from Awareness to Action”, will be the pre-conference focus at The Arc of North Carolinas’ Rooted in Advocacy Conference March 12th & 13th, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. Attendees are welcome to attend just the pre-conference or both days, as there will be an FASD track during the main conference. Both days will have an amazing line up of state and national presenters and you can read more about them on the conference site.”

Register here.

Join NOFAS for a Twitter Chat for Birth Defects Prevention Month

Please join NOFAS and many other organizations for a Twitter Chat for Birth Defects Prevention Month!

Join us on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm E.T.

The chat is hosted by March of Dimes and will go over five things you can do to prevent birth defects.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby.

Why Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Is Critical

Take a moment to read more about the importance of diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and how that first step can take place at Fullerton Genetics in Asheville.

Click here.

Webinar: Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

January 30, 2020. 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern

“This webinar will give a brief overview of FASD, identify some of the challenges of raising an individual with FASD over the lifespan and look at strategies that could be useful when living or working with them.”

To register for this webinar, click here.

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

(CNN) - The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said.

The study was published Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Click here, to learn more!