Last month we hosted an online Q&A on FASD with Dr. Ira Chasnoff and Gabe Chasnoff from NTI Upstream and the results were amazing. Two hundred people showed up for the event. We’ve had so many requests for the replay that we’re sharing the audio on today’s podcast.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder affects an estimated 40,000 newborn infants every year. While those statistics are staggering and shocking, FASD as a whole, is often overlooked, downplayed and even judged in today’s society. Our goal at Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent, as well as NTI Upstream, is to give this disorder a voice and share the truth behind FASDs.
We had so many great questions come in for the event last month, that we couldn’t answer them all on the air, but the discussion they produced was one of the most enriching experiences we’ve had the privilege of hosting. We truly hope you enjoy and benefit from the podcast version.
Listen to the Podcast.
Resources and Links.
We are so honored to be able to partner with Gabe Chasnoff and Dr. Ira Chasnoff in helping FASD gain a voice and a platform in today’s culture. Below are links to resources we mentioned during the broadcast, as well as links to purchase Moment To Moment and The Adoptive Parent Toolbox…
- NTI Upstream– the organization that the Chasnoff’s founded and serve with. It exists to advance the conversation on issues of health and social welfare.
- NoFAS.org– one of our favorite resources to share on FAS and FASD. They provide listings to clinics, based on location, that can help diagnosis your child.
- Moment To Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs– by far the best documentary that illustrates the reality of FASD.
- The Adoptive Parent Toolbox– this is the book we wrote last year on just about every aspect of the adoption journey. We are sharing it because we include a special section on understanding trauma and parenting through FASD.
We also are pleased to share the trailer for Moment To Moment to give you an inside look in to this telling documentary…
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