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08-17-2015

September 9th is International FASD Awareness Day

September 9th is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Day. The date 9/9 was chosen to serve as a reminder that all forms of FASD are 100% preventable if the mother abstains from consuming alcohol throughout her 9 months of pregnancy. The first FASD Awareness Day was September 9th, 1999.

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08-06-2015

Lobbying for those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Gary Riege of Cottage Grove, Minnesota was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at a young age. Riege, 18, has lobbied with others at Minnesota’s State Capitol in hopes of changing the educational system to allow equal opportunities for students with the disorder.

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08-06-2015

Government of Canada Announces Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Funding in Yukon

On July 30, 2015, Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Mike Nixon, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced government funding aimed at strengthening training and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Yukon, Canada.

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