September 9 was FASD Awareness Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.  Alcohol use during pregnancy is the leading known cause of developmental disability and birth defect in the United States.

In recognition of FASD Awareness Day earlier this week, below are links to resources.

  1. Treatment Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorders in Connecticut (brochure)
  2. SEI FASD Screen Pregnant Patients
  3. No thanks, I’m pregnant” – a social media graphic that can be shared widely on 9/9 (image below as well)

FASD Awareness Day