FASD Awareness Day

by Angela Denning-Barnes on September 9, 2013

Today is International FASD Awareness Day. All around the world, people are raising awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

FASD is completely preventable if a woman does not consume alcohol during pregnancy. Yet, alcohol-exposed pregnancies continue to be a leading cause of birth defects and intellectual disabilities in the United States.

Those with FASD often go unrecognized or are misdiagnosed even as adults.

Today is the 15th time that September 9th has been recognized as FASD Awareness Day.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has a FASD Diagnostic team that can help if you have any questions.

Or contact Monica Charles Lienberger at monicadarling@hotmail.com.

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