Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has recently met with the founders of Oshay’s to discuss the vital work they are doing to bring attention to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

FASD is a lifelong condition that results from a baby being exposed to alcohol before birth. This exposure to alcohol affects how the baby’s brain and body can develop, which can lead to physical, mental, behavioural, and learning disabilities.

According to the Ayrshire and Arran NHS health board, research shows that it’s likely that more than 12,000

individuals in Ayrshire and Arran are affected by FASD.

Mr Dorans said: “I was delighted to recently meet with Maryelen and Paula Mcphail, Oshay’s founders, to discuss the outstanding work they are doing to bring attention to FASD. They provide extensive support to families living with FASD and have created a real sense of community.”

The group’s founders, Maryelen and Paula, added: “We are offering Sensory Classes, Fussy Eater Classes, Messy Play Classes, Makaton Classes and many more to babies, toddlers and school age kids, with FASD and other brain-based conditions.”