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To help increase education, awareness, and research about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), we partner with many organizations, professionals, and other individuals in these efforts.


Get Involved

If you teach, work, or know women who are pregnant or could possibly become pregnant, you are part of the solution to help prevent FASDs. Also, if you work on behalf of people with FASDs and their families, you, too, can help raise awareness about this important public health issue.


Spread the Word
  • FASDs are 100% preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy and no safe kind of alcohol to drink while pregnant. Tell others about the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
  • Distribute free educational materials. CDC has free brochures, fact sheets, and other materials.
  • Learn more about what the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect recommended about preventing FASDs and improving the lives of those living with FASDs and their families.



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FASD Awareness Day - September 9th!

Every year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed. Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99. 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 a woman should abstain from alcohol.

Visit the FASDay Website for more information and ideas for getting involved.


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There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. Visit

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Friends of NCBDDD


The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector organizations who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. If you would like to become a partner and receive the newsletter, email updates, and other information, please visit the Friends of NCBDDD website.



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