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Sarasota County Proclaims Sept. 9 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
FASD Awareness Day Proclamation Download

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.

The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have some kind of alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. Click here to read more.

New study on alcohol use during pregnancy published recently from CDCís National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Many women in the United States are at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, including those who are trying to become pregnant, because they continue drinking alcohol even after they have stopped using contraception (birth control).

The Maternal and Child Health Journal published a study that used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to estimate the number and characteristics of women in the United States who are at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy. Read this article's summary by clicking here.

FASD Awareness Day
Every year on September 9, communities throughout the United States and the world observe FASD Awareness Day. Events are held at 9:09, the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year. This date and time is used to remind women not to drink during the nine months of pregnancy.

Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD. Get your Red Shoes and walk, run or wheel and ROCK out FASD for 9 miles during the month of September. To learn more click here!

For the FASD Center for Excellence Monthly Event Calendar, click here.




Early Pregnancy Alcohol Linked to Heightened Premature and Small Baby Risk

Article: Stricter Thinking on Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

FASD World News

Press Release: Scientists Identify Molecular Events the Underlie FASD

Article: 5 Things You Should Know About FASD


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Florida Fights FASD is a public awareness campaign facilitated by The Florida Center for Early Childhood whose mission is to build strong families … one child at a time. This public service initiative has been initially funded by the Florida Department of Disabilities Council and has been expanded on through funds from the Florida Department of Health.

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