September 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day!
In honor of FASD Awareness Day that was held on September 9 and to continue raising awareness about alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs, we have a feature on the CDC home page – Living with FASDs: In Taylor’s Own Words. The direct link to the feature, where it will remain accessible after it is gone from CDC’s home page, is www.cdc.gov/features/fasd-taylors-story/. Also, check back for a Spanish version of the feature that will be available soon at www.cdc.gov/spanish/especialesCDC/.
The feature tells the story of a young man, Taylor Allen, his FASD journey, and how he became empowered to tell his story and educate others. The feature also highlights two new fact sheets available from CDC.
We would like to thank the Allen family and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) for sharing their story!
Please help us spread the word…
FASDs are completely preventable if alcohol is not consumed during pregnancy – why take the risk?