Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Video Available Online
April 10, 2014
Each year, an estimated 40,000 children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Children diagnosed with an FASD may have one or more of the following: birth defects, intellectual or learning disabilities, behavior problems, and trouble learning life skills. In recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a 2-minute video to increase awareness that women should abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy to prevent FASD. A 30-second version of the video is also available.
Access the online AAP FASD toolkit.
View additional information, resources, and personal stories about FASD from the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
For additional information on FASD, see the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) Web site. ICCFASD coordinates the activities of all federal agencies who seek to solve the challenges that FASD poses.