Through understanding comes answers

...The invisibility of FASD, without a diagnosis, often results either in no support or treatment that address the secondary disorders (i.e. ADD, ADHD, ODD) that often accompany FASD, but not the brain damage. Julian's diagnosis, for example, explained...
Study: Autism linked to diabetes during pregnancy

...diabetes or developed it later in pregnancy faced no extra autism risk.AUTISMAutism refers to a spectrum of developmental disorders that typically involve problems communicating, limited social skills and sometimes intellectual difficulties or quirky...
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Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

...reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska.A study also is planned that is expected to involve...nation's highest documented rate of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, also known as FASDs, according to the Alaska Mental Health...
Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

...educational background? I hold a bachelor's degree in education and physical education and a master's degree in autism spectrum disorders/special education from Michigan State University. I am currently working on coursework to be a board-certified behavior...
Off the Beaten Path: Get off that iPhone and eat a worm

...Deficit Disorder," points out that there are links between a disconnect with nature and depression, obesity, attention disorders and other negative trends in children. He puts forth the controversial hypothesis that playing outside is good for kids...
Juneau celebrates Eating Disorders Awareness Week

...mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Locally, those personally touched by eating disorders. Please stop by to pick up an awareness...will air information on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at 3 p.m. Friday...
JAMHI recognized for excellence

...JAMHI received a three-year re-accreditation award for its programs serving persons with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.The award distinguishes JAMHI services, personnel and practices as being of outstanding quality."This re-accreditation...
NAMI to host basics classes for parents almost indescribable. With depression (and other mood disorders) it is particularly hard because it isn't recognizable...cancer, diabetes, etc., but there is no 'test' for mood disorders. There is also the stigma associated with 'mental illness...
Finding the good with FASD

...Katasse is the mother of five children, three of whom were adopted and exhibit varying degrees of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Katasse's family made the decision to take in the children of a relative who was unable to care for them.On Wednesday...
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for 30 years. She's still working for a wider awareness...she says, and then don't shame anyone dealing with the disorders. They carry enough on their own. Those who fight to stay...


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