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KnowFASD

After what seems like far too long, KnowFASD is back in operation! To those of you who use the site regularly and have been waiting for its return, thank you for your patience.

If you have never visited the site, please feel free to drop by and check it out! Take a browse through the interactive home page and learn more/find help on the site’s wiki.

Our goal with KnowFASD is to provide a comprehensive site where viewers can learn about the neurobehavioural deficits associated with FASD throughout the lifespan and link to intervention options.

The main homepage of the website is an interactive interface where viewers can scroll through the lifespan of individuals with FASD, with neurobehavioural issues at each developmental stage presented as they may appear in day-to-day life. By clicking on a neurobehavioural issue, viewers are directed to a “wiki” (which works in a similar fashion to Wikipedia) housing information from current research on the neurobehavioural issue at hand. Each wiki page discusses a specific neurobehavioural issue: how it presents, potential causes, and potential consequences. At the bottom of each page, a link is provided to topic-specific intervention options.

Please feel free to visit the site, pass it along, and give us your feedback or suggestions. Check back often as we continue to upload information, links, and resources.

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Don’t forget; tomorrow (December 18th, 2013) holds two great FASD webinars: “Trauma and Addiction” from the Alberta Learning Series and “The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives” from NOFAS

Trauma and Addiction

When: December 18, 2013, 9:00-11:00 AM, MST

Kirsty Prasad discusses the relationship between trauma and substance abuse as well as the similarities between the presentation of trauma and substance use. Trauma informed principles will be covered.

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The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives

When: December 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM, EST

Dr. Edward P. Riley discusses the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD), an international association of researchers and clinicians working to increase our knowledge of FASD. The webinar will provide an overview of CIFASD and cover findings from the organization’s recent clinical and basic research projects.

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