FASD: “The most common, most expensive, yet most preventable of all mental disorders...”

Dr. Christine Loock

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Generally referred to as FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the most common, most expensive, yet most preventable of all mental disorders in the industrialized world. FASworld is dedicated to the idea that a woman should not drink alcohol when planning or during pregnancy.

FASworld Canada (National Alliance for FASD) is a coalition of individuals and support groups across Canada who are dedicated to the elimination of FASD and supporting the parents and caregivers who strive to provide appropriate assistance to those who struggle with the various disabilities inherent in FASD.

FASD support groups across Canada operate independently according to the needs of their local communities. However, there is little exchange of ideas and strategies among the many groups. As a result of the lack of coherent collaboration there is no significant impact on governments and social agencies to move our urgent needs forward.

Vision Statement (long term): FASD shall be recognized as Canada’s most common, most expensive, yet most preventable mental disorder.

Mission Statement (5 year outlook): Canadian FASD support organizations shall present a collective front to governments, social agencies, media and the general public to raise awareness of the social costs of FASD and create action programs to carry out this mandate.

This website endeavours to share current information about FASD, helping parents and other caregivers who are dealing with FASD issues, and providing topical news stories and announcements about conferences and workshops on FASD around the world.

Please let us know about your issues and activities relating to FASD. We strive to collect and share the wisdom and experience of all caregivers who want to support and improve the life paths of those we cherish and who struggle with FASD     

This message will save a baby's life!!! Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause brain damage, birth defects, premature birth, and death. www.babybornfree.com

Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. You may share strategies  and resources with others concerned with FASD issues by signing on to a listserv involving others with interests similar to yours. The Ontario listserv, called FASDO, may be joined by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FASDO .

For those in the rest of Canada and abroad, the listserv is called FASDcan and may be joined by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fasdcan.

FAS Knot lapel pins, copies of Damaged Angels by Bonnie Buxton and the DVD A Bright Light Dimmed may be ordered directly by sending a note to brian@fasworld.com

Direct discount prices:

Damaged Angels $20/copy

A Bright Light Dimmed DVD $20/copy

FAS Knot lapel pins $3.50 each (25 or more)

  1. 1.1st International Conference on Prevention of FASD  >More

  2. 2.Letters: Alcohol companies must be responsible >More

  3. 3.Editorial: Failing the mentally ill >More

  4. 4.Why alcohol and pregnancy don't mix >More

  5. 5.Harper is making Canada an evidence-free zone >More

  6. 6.Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than Illegal Drugs Like Heroin And Crack Cocaine, According To A New Study. >More

  7. 7.Does FASD need a celebrity spokesperson? >More

  8. 8.Alcohol 'should carry clear warnings' >More

  9. 9.The government v. the Charter >More

  10. 10.Misinformation persists about drinking during pregnancy >More

  11. 11.Baby poop study tracks alcohol use Warning signs >More

9. Solutions exist for fetal alcohol related crimes > More

Conferences & Events Updated: Oct.18, 2012                       FASD in the News

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