September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - FASD Awareness Month

11 Aug 2017

September is FASD Awareness Month

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month: Mark Your Calendars & Join Today!


FASDs are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems. FASDs are completely preventable if a developing baby is not exposed to alcohol before birth.

Please join CDC, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), and other partners in the following activities:





Art Contest: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Enter the 2017 FASD Awareness Month art/photo contest. Submit an image of “What FASD means to me” by September 3, 2017. For details, please visit




FASD Awareness Month Packet

Check out this helpful guide for planning activities around FASD Awareness Month.






Thunderclap Campaign

Please join the Thunderclap campaign scheduled for September 9, 2017 at 9:09 am. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy, the safest option is to abstain from alcohol.


Save the Date: Twitter Chat

On September 6, 2017 at 2pm ET, please join NOFAS, CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for a Twitter chat for FASD Awareness Month at #FASDchat. Also joining will be the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 

We look forward to your participation next month!