Winnipeg Free Press provides special coverage of FASD

For the last several months, with the help of a $20,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a team of reporters from the Winnipeg Free Press has been exploring research data, talking to experts at home and abroad, and to people with FASD and their families. Over the next few weeks, you can take a look at what they found by visiting the Winnipeg Free Press on-line.

Some of the stories posted in the past few days include:

  • an interview and video clip with Adelaide Muswagon who describes her experiences of using alcohol during pregnancy and raising her son, Ethan
  • discussion of recent research on vitamin A and how it might help reduce the effects of alcohol on the developing fetus during pregnancy (thankfully, the researchers interviewed are quick to point out that the findings will never be a license to drink freely during pregnancy)
  • announcement by Manitoba government to provide $750,000 for a new FASD research partnership between the University of Manitoba and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (see the CTV coverage here)

Upcoming coverage in the next few weeks:

March 5th – Crime and FASD

March 12th – Child and Family Services

March 19th – FASD in the Schools

March 26th – Diagnosing FASD

Click here to view the coverage.