August 8, 2018 in:

This September marks the 19th annual International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day. This year also marks 45 years of FASD being recognized as a medical diagnosis.

Today, FASD is the diagnostic term used to describe the broad range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects can include lifelong

physical, mental, and behavioural difficulties, as well as learning disabilities. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy continues to be the leading cause of disabilities around the globe. We want to

ensure that our population receives the message that the safest choice for a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant is not to drink alcohol. We also recognize that women whose

drinking puts them at risk for having a child with FASD need to be supported and benefit from non judgemental interventions. During FASD Awareness Day, we will carry messages that urge

and support women to have alcohol free pregnancies. We also will provide information that will help identify and support individuals who have FASD and their circles of support.

Virtual EventsSupport us & learn from us.

From virtual conferences to virtual galas, show your support for the Lakeland Centre for FASD by attending one of our events today.

Current events: 
- FASD and the Justice System: Finding Solutions Virtual Conference
- Lakeland Centre for FASD Virtual Gala