At NCFASD Informed, we believe that it is crucial that individuals be diagnosed properly and early to create positive outcomes and avoiding adverse consequences. We firmly believe that this will increase the likelihood of a successful and productive life for those exposed to alcohol in utero.
NCFASD Informed seeks to empower individuals impacted by prenatal exposure to alcohol through raising awareness of FASD among parents, educators, and health professionals, leading to increased evaluation/diagnosis and community support. This spectrum disorder is not only under diagnosed and misdiagnosed, but also underserved and misserved once it is recognized.
Our programs are multifaceted and will be tailor made for the audience. They will be presented in workshop format at a physical location, as well as via webinars. The basic information for individuals to be FASD Informed will be presented in almost all offered programs: behavioral and physical signs of FASD throughout the lifespan; challenges in diagnosing FASD; effective methods of interaction to promote success; and state and national resources.
Janaury 2019, 2020, 2021
- Sponsorship of Annual Legislative Breakfasts on Mental Health (North Carolina)
- Profile 2021
- Hosted conference in Raleigh, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Building Understanding and Coalitions (CEUs) Agenda
Share & Care, Cary 2020, 2021
May - September 2020
- 17 episodes of FASD Informed podcast series Listen
- Session at The Arc FASDinNC Webinar Series
October - December 2020
- Quick Bites Topics
- December 3 Interview on Thursdays with NAMI (with special guest, Myles Himmerleich, Change Maker from Vancouver)
- Overlapping Characteristics NAMI Durham
- Missed Diagnosis or Missing Diagnosis AHEC (CEUs)
- Ain't Just Misbehaving Spring Symposium NC State School of Social Work