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"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do." --Helen Keller
FASD Awareness Day in the USA
September 9th

In 1973, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) was first formally identified and named as a disorder by researchers at Washington State University. Thirty years later, the rate of heavy drinking during pregnancy, after a sharp rise in the early '90s, has not declined.

Recent studies indicate that one in every 100 children are born with alcohol effects. About 10% are recognized and diagnosed as FAS. The other 90% have invisible forms of FASD, with normal IQ and normal appearance, but with brain damage that interferes with their ability to function successfully in life.

Help spread the word: Alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). There is no cure for FASD, but all these disorders are 100% preventable. How to raise awareness about FASD:

FASD Awareness Day 2003

FAS Awareness Day 2002

FAS Awareness Day 2001

FAS Awareness Day 2000

The First FAS Awareness Day 9/9/99

Order of Service for World FASDAY Ceremony

Secular Ceremony for FASDAY

FAS Day Press Release for JTO

FASD Awareness Day Suggestions

Last Update: September 10, 2003