September 9, 2015 – #FASD Awareness Day

FASDOntario.ca

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a combination of symptoms and effects that manifest in children whose mother’s consumed alcohol during pregnancy.    This results in a combination of neurological (brain), physical and/or functional impairments for the affected person, which last a lifetime.

When children’s lives are negatively affected by factors beyond their control, what else might we feel, save perhaps a sense of tragedy?  Obviously, this is not an easy subject to talk about, as evidenced by various health groups trying to create awareness and remove stigma.  Alcohol is a ingrained part of our culture but it can come with consequences for all.

As such, be aware that September 9th is FASD Awareness Day.

There is no safe amount, no safe time, and no safe type of alcohol to drink alcohol when pregnant.

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