The mission of the Utah Fetal Alcohol Coalition is to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and to promote effective, life-long interventions for those affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol and their families.
What is FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include, physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis.
FASD News and Events
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Awareness Day, September 9th
- Are you or your business looking for a way to support the 2013 FASD Awareness Day activities in Utah? Contact us to make a donation of in-kind materials, funds, or your time.
- Utah Fetal Alcohol Coalition FASD Awareness Day Activities 2012
- Thanks to everyone for their support and help with the activities!
- Birth mom provided interview with Check Your Health / Baby Your Baby television spot on KUTV News Thursday, September 6th
- Distributed 400 flyers, with a blue butterfly, at the Peach Days in Brigham City, September 8th
- Interfaith Works group promoted FASD Awareness Day to churches and faith groups the Ogden area
- Ogden Standard Examiner ran a news article to promote FASD Day with faith groups
- Presentation and materials provided to the Utah Association of Heatlhcare Volunteer Organizations at annual meeting, with over 260 attendees, in St. George, September 12th
- Melissa's Story (video)
- FASD Awareness Posters including Terra & Jeremy
- American Bar Association Resolution
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- FASD Awareness Day with a parent's story, training materials, information for families, and more.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice
- U.S. Senate Resolution 536 for FASD Awareness Day
FASD Fact Sheet from the CDC and more resources to track developmental milestones