Tomorrow, September 9th, is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASD is the only wholly preventable neurodevelopmental disability - we need to create awareness in order to eradicate the devastating effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. I've blogged about FASD before - and I hope to continue telling stories of families effected by this range of disorders. If you are an FASD caregiver or you know someone who is, google FASD International Awareness Day and your city. I sit on the NeuroDevNet Board of Directors (NeuroDevNet is dedicated to supporting research in the area of children's brain development) and we are helping to spread the word HERE! Here in Ottawa, where I live, this is what we're doing!
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa is a small but powerful registered charity and is one of the few organizations that support people of all ages across the disability spectrum and their families – those with physical, intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and age-related disabilities.