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Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

We have a birthday to celebrate!

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 this year! The ADA was signed in 1990 as a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities including employment, education, and transportation. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity in all public accommodations and local and state government services.

The nation has a long way to to ensure that equality is granted to all individuals, but we can all agree this is a great start. Happy 30th Birthday ADA. For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act go to www.adata.org/learn-about-ada

NEW Audio Recording available: NOFAS Supporting the FASD Brain During Covid-19 with Nate Sheets

Visit here to hear more FASD conversations like this.

MISTAKES I HAVE MADE WITH FAS CLIENTS

Boulding, D. (2001, September 17). Papers for Parents and Ordinary People. Davidboulding.com. http://www.davidboulding.com/parents-and-ordinary-people.html

The Latest Study of FASD Prevalence in CJ system

Boston 25 News

A massFAS family speaks on FASD, in the context of recent FASD prevalence research. Also, FASD prevention is highlighted. Check out this great news clip at www.boston25news.com!

Mark Ockerbloom and Vanessa Welch of Boston 25 News.
www.boston25news.com 28 FEB 2019: “You may have heard it is not a huge deal for a pregnant woman to have a glass of wine every now and then, but new research has local doctors concerned.”

Great Hampshire Gazette article on FASD in MA.

Thanks to Leslie Leff, LICSW, child clinician at the Cutchins Northampton Center for Children and Families, Andy Castillo of the Gazette wrote a great article on FASD in MA. Check it out at www.gazettenet.com! Now YOU can reach out to your local newspaper, and Enid will help.

“I work with children, primarily, who have experienced trauma,” Leff explained. “Kids come in, and it’s not that they don’t have an attachment (disorder). It’s not that they don’t have trauma. It’s that they also have this.”

Leslie Leff, LICSW, as quoted in Castillo, “ I Wish I Could Help You, ” Daily Hampshire Gazette, 28 May 2019. https://www.gazettenet.com/Fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-25766764

Check out the latest newspaper article about FASD in MA…thanks to Leslie Leff and parents for facilitating this!https://www.gazettenet.com/Fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-25766764