Celebrate FASD Awareness Month
What is FASD?
What is FASD? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Here in Minnesota, an estimated 7,061 babies are born every year with possible brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. September is FASD Awareness Month, and MOFAS wants to share a few ways you can take part and celebrate with us.
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Attend a MOFAS Event
- Friday, September 1, 2017 – MOFAS at the State Fair
- Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Bellyrama
- Monday, September 11, 2017 – 10th annual MOFAS golf classic
- Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Back to School Webinar Series: Know Your Rights
- Tuesday, September 20, 2017 – RAMP Community Meal
- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Family BBQ in Brainerd
- Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Amazing Life Skills Race
- Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Change the Environment Not the Child
Join the Virtual Family Center
The Virtual Family Center (VFC) is a closed Facebook group for parents and caregivers of people with a known or suspected FASD in Minnesota. We have two upcoming Facebook live chats coming up that you can be a part of on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 25, 2017, at noon. Others on Facebook will not be able to view your questions or any discussion related to this chat unless they are members of the closed group. If you’re not already a member of the group, please request to be added to the group at least an hour ahead of time so admin has time to accept your request. Request to join the group here.
- Follow MOFAS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for facts and updates related to FASD.
- Join the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. eastern using #FASDchat
- Change your social media profile photo to ours below for the month of September.
This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.