COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

We need your help! We can all help spread the word and increase community awareness that no amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy is proven to be safe. It makes no difference if the alcohol is wine, beer, or distilled spirits (vodka, rum, tequila, etc.). Developing babies have the same blood alcohol concentration as their mother, but they lack the ability to process or metabolize alcohol. The best news is that FASD is 100% preventable.

September 9th is International FAS Awareness Day. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. Join us this September in promoting this important prevention message through our community outreach and education events by contacting Peggy at pcombsway@gmail.com.

Trainings Offered

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) 101

If you would like to have our dynamic team speak to your group about the basics of FASD including the latest research and interventions please contact Diana at dsimmes@ucsd.edu.