International FASD Awareness Day: 9/9
Date:September 7, 2023 - 10:00 AM to September 9, 2023 - 11:59 AM
On September 9th each year, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day as a reminder that that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
FASD refers to the wide range of physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments that occur due to alcohol exposure before birth (also known as prenatal alcohol exposure). These impairments may appear at any time during childhood and last a lifetime.
Learn more and visit the links on NIAAA's resource page: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.