Anytime is a good time to raise awareness about FASD. However, many community groups and organizations are starting to prepare for International FASD Day on September 9th. International FASD Day was started in 1999 by a mother in Toronto and it is now honoured all over the world. The 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 drinking alcohol.

It’s a good time to start thinking about hosting an event in your community. It can be as simple as a display in the library or mall or showing a powerpoint presentation at lunch to working with local bars to offer non-alcoholic drinks to pregnant women to organizing a community celebration. For more ideas about honouring FASD Awareness Day, visit FASWorld.