International FASD Awareness Day – 9/9/2015

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.

This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of each year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy, a woman should abstain from alcohol. The first awareness day was celebrated on 9/9/1999.

Below, you will find a packet of materials to help you plan your FASD Awareness Day activities.

The materials in this packet (sample news release, proclamation, and social media messages) have been designed to be customizable for different target audiences, and can be printed, delivered electronically, or added to websites for distribution.

This packet was developed through a collaboration between several organizations that work to educate and train providers as well as promote the health and treatment of women and children. The contributing organizations are:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The Arc of the United States

CDC-Practice and Implementation Centers, National Partners and CHOICES Partners

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

NOFAS State Affiliate Network

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