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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Media Campaign

“For every pregnant woman, one drink is too many.”

September 9th, the 9th day of the 9th month, is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day.

CASAC and The Resource Center have joined together for a special year long media campaign regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). A press conference will announce the campaign on Thursday, Sept. 9th at 1:00 PM at TRC’s activity room on Dunham Road, Celoron, NY.

Dr. Tariq Khan, a local pediatrician, will speak about the medical issues involving FASD. Michelle Williams, LCSW-R and TRC’s Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services will discuss how FASD affects children mentally and physically.

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FASD is the third leading cause of mental retardation and developmental disabilities in this country. It is the only cause that is preventable—simply by a woman not drinking alcohol when pregnant. There is no known safe amount of alcohol to use when pregnant.

CASAC and The Resource Center want to make the community aware of the dangers of drinking alcohol when pregnant, especially women of child-bearing age and their significant others.

The message is simple—simply don’t use alcohol in any amount when pregnant. Help is available for anyone suspecting that their child might have a disorder or disability from the inadvertent use of alcohol while pregnant.

For more information about FASD, contact CASAC at info@casacweb.org or 664-3608.