Internataional FASD Awareness Day -- September 9

September 9, 2008 marks the 10th annual International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder -- FASD, Awareness Day established in order to increase the awareness and importance of FASD as a public health issue.

Two primary goals of the International FASD Awareness Day are:

  • To education and remind the public, about how to prevent the birth of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and decrease the incidence of FASD.

  • To improve the quality of life among individuals and families who have been effected by FASD.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day is observed around the world as a global issues as the affects are felt by families and society in many countries around the world.

September 9 at 9:09 a.m. many groups and communities around the world host events at this moment -- The 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, in order to remind women not to drink during the 9 months of pregnancy.

The Facts about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder -- FASD:

During the Month of September the focus of the APN Resource Center will be Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder -- FASD information, websites and links. Please be sure to add your links to our Resource Directory.

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