“Changing lives one light bulb moment at a time” (Rachel Parrott)
With recent media hype about “moderate” alcohol being okay during pregnancy, Dr. Susan Rich and some of her colleagues are speaking at a 2 day conference on Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in DSM-5 today and tomorrow.
Tom Donaldson, President of NOFAS, and Kathy Mitchell, Vice President of NOFAS will be speakers at the event. Another of the speakers at the conference will be William Edwards, Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles, CA – a national advocate for raising awareness about this preventable issue. Recently, his efforts led to the American Bar Association passing a resolution to promote education for court professionals, attorneys, judges, and others on the issue of FASD in order to better identify and create systems of change for individuals stuck in the revolving door of the criminal justice system. Mr. Edwards is coming to speak at the conference on his work in the area of capital habeas cases, disability services for clients, and interviewing the biological mother about her drinking history.
This event is sponsored through the Office of the Public Defender in the District of Columbia as well as the OPD in Maryland. The conference is co-sponsored by the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
For further interest feel free to take a look at the attached flyer
In the spirit of prevention