FASD – Canada´s Leading Developmental Disability

Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) published a new brochure for some basic information about FASD in Canada.

“It is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of people who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. Each person
with FASD has both strengths and challenges and will need special supports to help them succeed with many different parts of their daily lives.”

Find the brochure HERE (Canada, March 2021)

CanFASD has also published an infographic on “Alcohol, Pregnancy, and your Mental Health during COVID-19”

“As we stay home to protect ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation and physical distancing increases stress and for some, increases their alcohol intake to cope. Awareness and support are important to prevent FASD. If women are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, we are asking them to reduce their risk of FASD by going alcohol-free. If they are not trying to get pregnant, reliable contraception is important.”

The infographic is available, in different languages, HERE.

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