DSP Recognition Week

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You can help prevent FASD!

September is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Month, a condition that results in children’s mental and physical defects due to the alcohol consumption by its mother during pregnancy.

There are resources available for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and those who may be pregnant, stop drinking and reduce the risk of FASD.

This syndrome can cause physical defects, brain & central nervous system defects and social & behavioral issues. Children with FASD are more likely to get into criminal trouble and drop out of school.

The best way to combat this preventable condition? For women of childbearing age, do not drink alcohol if pregnant, you think you may be pregnant or you’re trying to become pregnant.

For more information on how to prevent FASD, click here!