Sept 9 is International FASD day

“Current studies suggest that closer to four percent of individuals in Canada have FASD. That’s around 1.4 million people. So it is one of the leading disabilities worldwide, even though it is not as well known as other disabilities”

 

 

Wednesday September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day.

 

Every day in September,  local FASD groups and Networks are spreading the word about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). CanFASD and many others will continue to share information about FASD throughout September and beyond in the hopes of bringing all Canadians together to address this …

 

In the Grande Prairie Region, North West Peace FASD chapter are encouraging the public to mark the day by taking part in their annual Talk a Walk event, which goes from 10am - 3pm on Wednesday at Muskoseepi Park. Participants can register at any point during that time and walk one of three different lengths (500 meters, 1.1 km or 3 km) that will be set up at the park.  Placards with information about FASD will be along all three routes.

In Central Alberta, the FASD Network is hosting FREE virtual events between 8:30am to 12:30pm.  Find out more on their Facebook page

Find more events across Alberta here

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