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Kathleen Mitchell speaks at our Kaleidoscope of Children breakfast

We were blessed to have Kathleen Mitchell, Vice President and International spokesperson for NOFAS join is for our Kaleidoscope of Children breakfast celebrating 25 years of serving children and families dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Kathleen’s daughter suffers with a number of challenges related to FASD. You can hear her talk about her life...

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Why no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy

Fox Atlanta on Drinking during pregnancy ATLANTA – It’s a message now crystal clear: if you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, don’t drink alcohol.   But there is still resistance that alcohol is dangerous, says Dr. Claire Coles, Ph.D, a professor of psychiatry and Director of Emory’s Neurobehavior and Exposure Clinic.   “I think some people do...

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FASD Awareness Day 2016

Too Young to Drink:  Double ARC and Mercy College of Ohio working together to prevent FASD  What:  International FASD Awareness Day September 9.  Local event September 8 to raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol in pregnancy Who:  Double ARC and Mercy College of Ohio working together to prevent FASD Why:  Interactive opportunity to...

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Is drinking during pregnancy really so bad?

Here is an informative article from the Boston Globe regarding drinking during pregnancy: The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its stiff stance on alcohol this week, urging pregnant women to give up drinking entirely. No exceptions for slow-sipped glasses of red wine, occasional nips of scotch, or celebratory champagne. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2015/10/22/drinking-during-pregnancy-really-bad/5HsbuCbBEKA5GQ7knzkgYP/story.html