What Happened During FASD Month This Year

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of people prenatally exposed to alcohol. Although every person with FASD has both strengths and challenges, with early and effective supports they are more than likely to succeed in their daily lives.

With a prevalence as high as 4% of Canadians with FASD, September 9thhas been recognized as International FASD Day. Annually celebrated since 1999, this day is devoted to raising awareness and improving prevention efforts, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD.

International FASD Day is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year to signify the importance of going alcohol-free during the full 9 months of pregnancy. People across the globe continue their celebrations throughout the month in honour of FASD Awareness Month.

In light of this year’s FASD Month, we have highlighted some of the events that have occurred throughout the month, with a focus on FASD Day!

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  • Several activities including a lunch, information booths and a mocktail event was held in Whitehorse on FASD Day.

Let us know how you celebrated this FASD Month and remember to tag us on twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!

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