FASD Awareness Month

September is FASD Awareness Month.

What is FASD? FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, which is an umbrella term used to describe a range of effects that can occur in an individual exposed to alcohol before birth.

Why September? FASD Awareness Month is recognized each year in September, the ninth month of the year, to remind folks that during the nine months of pregnancy, the safest choice is not to drink any kind of alcohol.

What’s in store for this year? There’s tons in store for this year–blogs, resource highlights, a state proclamation, national advocacy, and more! This page is your one-stop shop for everything FASD in Colorado this September.

FASD Resources

FASD 101

Learn the basics about FASDs – and educate others – with a presentation slide deck from SuPPoRT Colorado‘s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Work Group.

SEEKING AN FASD DIAGNOSIS?

Getting a diagnosis of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can result in additional support, like developmental disability services or educational services, but it can be difficult for families to find a provider in Colorado equipped to make an FASD diagnosis.

That’s why we created a list of providers equipped to diagnose under the FASD umbrella. We also provide information for FASD-informed behavioral health care providers.

Want to add your information to the provider list? Contact Kelli at ksutton@illuminatecolorado.org.

2023 Weekly Themes

Colorado Chapter of FASD United

Illuminate Colorado is home to the Colorado Chapter of FASD United, the national voice on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

FASD United developed these weekly themes and has a full FASD Awareness Month toolkit with information about FASD, social media images and sample posts, ways to get involved, and more!

Follow Illuminate on social media to see FASD posts all month long!

Media Corner

Illuminate Colorado frequently features content related to FASD on our blog. Stay tuned this September for fresh FASD blog content each week based on the weekly themes!

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