FASD bill withdrawn for further study: MP

FASD bill withdrawn for further study: MP

OTTAWA -- Legislation that would have legally defined fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and given judges leeway to consider the impact of FASD when determining a sentence was quietly withdrawn last month.

In its place, a study on FASD will be held at the House of Commons justice committee, which Conservative MP Ryan Leef (Yukon) said would help better define the problem and outline an appropriate government response.

Parenting a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) doesn’t involve any extra challenges, just different challenges.

"FASD 101" workshop explains the unique challenges of parenting children with FASD. Foster mother explains these are different challenges, not extra challenges, like having a baby with colic compared to one without. - See more at: http://education.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/blogs/news-updates-center-al...

Police officers mentor children with fetal alcohol disorder

Reach for It - a program involving recreation, education, and mentorship for children with youth living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) first began when Ontarian Constable William Hand met Matthew Colombo, who had been diagnosed with FASD at age six.



A little alcohol in pregnancy not tied to low birth weight and preterm delivery

A new study shows that drinking low to moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant appears not to be associated with higher risks of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and other measures of fetal growth.