What is FASD

Generally referred to as FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the most common, most expensive, yet most preventable of all mental disorders in the industrialized world. FASworld is dedicated to the idea that a woman should not drink alcohol when planning or during pregnancy. Read More

Vision Statement (Long Term)

FASD shall be recognized as Canada’s most common, most expensive, yet most preventable mental disorder.

Mission Statement (5 Year)

Canadian FASD support organizations shall present a collective front to governments, social agencies, media and the general public to raise awareness of the social costs of FASD and create action programs to carry out this mandate.

Pregnant Pause Raises Awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Nearly 30% of expectant mothers still drink alcohol while pregnant Prenatal exposure to alcohol can permanently damage the baby’s brain.
Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2014 – A “pregnant” flash mob descended upon Yonge and Dundas today at 9:00 a.m., on the 9th day of the 9th month, to support Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (#FASDay).

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FASD News

  • Selling Alcohol in Grocery Stores: Hidden Risks and Alternative Options

    March 16, 2015 By Dr. Norman Giesbrecht, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Public Health and Regulatory Policy Section, CAMH In the last few days we have heard about plans to permit the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores in Ontario. For the most part, media reports have made no reference to potential health and safety […]

  • High Prevalence of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Disorders Among Patients of Chicago Clinic

    “Over 38 percent of the patients who attended a family medicine clinic in Chicago’s Southside had a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). ..” Over 38 percent of the patients who attended a family medicine clinic in Chicago’s Southside had a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). While national surveys has […]

  • Alcohol screening, intervention for risky drinking: A guide for physicians

    Date: March 2, 2015 Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal Summary: Tips for physicians to help patients cut down on excessive alcohol use have been published in a new article that is aimed at health care providers who are not addiction specialists. The article is based on current evidence, including recent Canadian guidelines. A new review […]

  • FASD Challenges Go Beyond Health Care System

    “The challenges faced by families and communities… mean that the implications extend well beyond the limits of health services and budgets, according to Algoma-Manitoulin Kapuskasing, MP, Carol Hughes…” The challenges faced by families and communities dealing with individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) mean that the implications extend well beyond the limits of […]