September 9th is the International FASD Awareness Day. First celebrated in 1999, FASD day is devoted to raising awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to improve prevention of
FASD and diagnosis and support for individuals with FASD.
FASD is a complex disorder and one that is challenging to talk about. We want to ensure
the language we use is supportive and doesn’t further perpetuate stigma and misinformation
surrounding FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy.