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FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Awareness

National Dialogue on International FASD Awareness day: FASD Conference 2021

Thursday 9th September 2021

9.15am – 3.30pm

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Watch this space - recordings and resources from the conference will be available here when they are ready for sharing.

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FASD is a neurological condition that affects people throughout their life. Diagnosis is complex but a recent study gave a crude prevalence rate of 3.6% of the population. People with FASD often fall though the gaps in services, particularly during transitions, and are vulnerable to homelessness and entry into the criminal justice system.

Identification and thorough psychological assessment can identify strengths and areas of difficulty and with this understanding the affected person and their family can thrive, and services can respond appropriately.

The conference will hear from people living with FASD and learn about their experiences of life and of services. We will hear from professionals who lead the field in identification and support, and some resources to support those with FASD will be featured. The conference will also address prevention and will look at how Greater Manchester have promoted the message that when it comes to alcohol, there's no safe time and no safe amount to drink during pregnancy.

In addition to the experts by experience, we are fortunate to be joined by Jo Buckard, Raja Mukherjee, Cassie Jackson, Róisín Reynolds, Rachael Nielson and Sandra Butcher. The All Party Parliamentary Group for FASD will broadcast during the conference and we hope to host some of the latest materials and resources that are still in development.

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell, will host the event and facilitate questions and answers with the speakers.

With new NICE Quality Standards on FASD due this year, this is a timely conference and so we invite you to (virtually) come along, raise your awareness and then share what you learn.

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