CanFASD – September 9th is International FASD 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.

National FASD (UK) – Happy FASD Awareness Month!
Today is an exciting day! The 1st September marks the beginning of FASD Awareness Month here in the UK. This is a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of FASD in the UK, as well as celebrating the amazing day-to-day achievements of awesome people with FASD up and down the country.

NOFASD Australia – “Lighting The Way” To FASD Awareness!
It’s September (FASD Awareness Month) and time to look at what each of us can do to raise awareness of this disability during this month – and what exciting things are already on the agenda.

CanFASD (Canada) – Canada Rocks Red for FASD
This year, several Canadian monuments and landmarks will be rocking red for FASD to raise awareness of this disability. We’ve asked key landmarks across the country to light up red on September 9th in honour of FASD Awareness Day.

Proof Alliance – $9 x 9 Months = big impact!
At Proof Alliance, we are working to create a world where people living with an FASD are identified, supported and valued, and alcohol is not consumed during all nine months of pregnancy.

The Canberra Times (Australia) – Govt invests $18m to address FASD in central Australia
The federal government is investing $18.4 million to help children in central Australia with neurodevelopmental issues. Donna Ah-Chee, chief executive of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, a health organisation based in Alice Springs, said the funding would help identify children with ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and autism.

Alaska Public Media (USA) – Talk of Alaska: Raising Awareness about FASD
Babies who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy can develop lifelong developmental disabilities known collectively as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD.

Griffith News (Australia) – Griffith research into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder wins $1.49m grant
A project designed to help screen children and adolescents at risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant worth $1.49 million.

Orangeville Citizen (Canada) – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affects more Canadians than autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome combined
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is being held Sept. 9. FASD Day, and the month of September, is devoted to raising awareness and challenging current misinformation and stigma surrounding FASD.

News-Medical.net – Is alcohol exposure before and during pregnancy associated with reduced longitudinal fetal growth?
In a recent study published in BMC Medicine, researchers examined the association between exposure to alcohol in the periconceptional and prenatal periods and longitudinal growth of the fetus, focusing on the quantity and timing of alcohol consumption.

The Mirror – ‘I didn’t stop my pregnant friend from drinking – now she’s mad at me’
There have been numerous studies over the years that say drinking alcohol while pregnant or breastfeeding is never a good idea for a mum or baby.

ABC (Australia) – Breaking the cycle
Alysha always thought using drugs while pregnant would be the lowest she could go.

Brock News – Brock researcher explores the gut’s connection to mental health
Almost everyone living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) will experience depression, anxiety or other mental health challenge at some point in their lives. Increasingly, these conditions are being linked to what’s happening in their gut, says Charlis Raineki, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brock University.