NOFAS board members and staff provided support for a successful FASD symposium that was sponsored and hosted by Maryland CASA, titled Advocating For Children & Families Living with FASD. The event was held in Annapolis, Marylandon January 27, 2017.
NOFAS board member William J. Edwards presented on FASD in the criminal justice system, and board member Doug Waite presented on the role of pediatricians in working with FASD.
The event was targeted towards workers at Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and had over one hundred attendees.
NOFAS Vice-President Kathy Mitchell was a featured presenter at the event, and NOFAS President Tom Donaldson served as moderator.
This symposium provided an expansive overview of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and implications of FASD. Attendees gained an understanding of FASD and how to advocate for needed intervention in the medical, social services, mental health, educational, and juvenile justice systems.