CanFASD Article Summary: Neurocognitive functioning in young offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Background Without proper support and intervention, individuals with FASD are at risk for adverse outcomes such as disrupted school experience, mental health issues, inappropriate behavior,

Calgary Herald: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder raised as defence in murder trial

Calgary Courts Centre GAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA The mother of murder suspect Alan Devon Bird testified Tuesday she regularly drank and did drugs to the point of blacking

In The News: Experts welcome Manitoba court for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

KELLY GERALDINE MALONE WINNIPEG THE CANADIAN PRESS PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 3, 2019UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO Lawyers and judges say a new court set to open in

Young people in detention facing significant communication barriers

Lead researcher Natalie Kippin A study revealing significant levels of language difficulty among detainees at the Banksia Hill Detention Centre underscores the need for more

Justice System Failing to Deal with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

People suffering from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, also known as FasD, often have reduced impulse control and are simply too trusting. Others are violent and so cognitively impaired that they are unfit to stand trial. But when defendants with FASD come

FASD and the Criminal Justice System

Issue: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Canada. Individuals with FASD frequently come into contact with many areas

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