Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Building Understanding and Coalitions

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Building Understanding and Coalitions

NCFASD Informed, Inc. is hosting a conference, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Building Understanding and Coalitions, on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Raleigh.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that indicates the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol. This exposure results in a brain based developmental disability that has significant, lifetime impact on the individual’s functioning and ability to make decisions and navigate life successfully.

You might ask why should I attend this conference?

The statistics are compelling:
  • Up to 1 in 20 first graders in the US have a diagnosis that falls under the umbrella term of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Philip May, UNC, 2018).
  • Youth with FASD are estimated to be 19 times more likely to be incarcerated than youth without FASD in a given year.*
  • Gullibility, confabulation, and false confessions lead to the estimation that 50% of those incarcerated have an FASD.*
  • The prevalence of FASD among children in foster care is 32 times higher than in the general population.
  • Approximately 90% of children and adults with an FASD are either not diagnosed or have been misdiagnosed, as the disorder is often mistaken for diagnoses such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, etc.
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This free conference provides 6.00 hours of CLE credit for North Carolina attorneys.

We hope that you will join us and urge you to register now due to limited seating. Register  

Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D., ABPP
Co-founder and Board Chair
NCFASD Informed

* ABA resolution, 2012: The essential focus of this Resolution is to encourage: improvement in the civil, juvenile, and criminal legal representation for persons with FASD; increased access to FASD expert screening and assessment; attention to the over-abundance of FASD-affected persons in foster care, juvenile delinquency cases, adult criminal proceedings, and correctional facilities; and the use of FASD knowledge in court for the mitigation of sentencing and alternatives to incarceration and execution, including therapy and comprehensive services to rehabilitate and reduce recidivism.