What is FASD?
"For a pregnant woman there is no known safe time to consume alcohol, nor a safe amount. Despite fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) being 100% preventable, 1 in 8 fetuses are exposed to alcohol and placed at risk for FASDs — birth defects, intellectual and developmental disabilities."
Get current information on FASD research and data:
- US Center for Disease Control and Prevention - FASD - US government site filled with up-to-date information regarding FASD. Click for CDC recommended links.
National Organizations with links to local resources"
- NOFAS - National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome where you can find information and resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the risk of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Learn about the many facets of FASD and how NOFAS works to prevent the disorders and support individuals living with alcohol-related birth defects. Visit the Resource Directory, read captivating stories and watch compelling videos that tell the story of FASD, discover successful interventions and how you can help someone with an FASD, and understand how alcohol can interfere with human development and how the condition can be prevented.
- The ARC of the United States - FASD - A national organization working to promote services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc offers fact sheets and other resources pertaining to disabilities including FASDs.
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