Becoming FASD informed - March e-newsletter 2019

Becoming FASD informed - March e-newsletter 2019

March 2019 e-newsletter
Educating, Advocating, and Supporting Parents and Professionals about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD informed Communities
Provide Strong Circles of Support

Parenting a child who is experiencing neurobehavioral challenges can be very isolating.
Our children can look typical. It is often hard to have others "get" our children who have invisible, brain-based disabilities. We know that those individuals and families living with FASD are supported by finding others who know personally what they are dealing with on a daily basis.

Social Media Platforms Extend Support Across State
We are extending our reach to those affected by FASD throughout North Carolina by adding three social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Look for postings of events, resources, and articles of interest directly pertaining to families living with FASD. 
As the mother of a teenager with a diagnosed FASD, I know how important it is to find places to meet other parents to share resources and offer support. Although support groups and workshops are my first choice for face-to-face support, social media also bring me a sense of community on a daily (or hourly) basis. Social media can increase our conversations about FASD, hopefully leading to increased services and resources for families and caregivers in North Carolina.

Social media is yet another way to forward the overall goal of NCFASD Informed: to provide Education, Advocacy, and Support to help those impacted by FASD. I am honored to be a part of this much needed organization.

- Natalie Vecchione, Social Media Coordinator, NCFASD Informed

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informed is an e-newsletter from NCFASD Informed, Inc. The mission of NCFASD Informed is to create FASD informed communities in North Carolina to empower individuals impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure. The vision is to a world where individuals with FASD can thrive. Founded in January 2018, NCFASD Informed, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on FASD Education, Advocacy, and Family Support. Its mission does not include Prevention programs. 

Elizabeth Field, M.S., e-newsletter editor and co-founder, NCFASD Informed, Inc.
This newsletter is provided to families and professionals as information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional, or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NCFASD Informed.

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