Legislature Passes FASD Awareness Day Resolution

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution proclaiming September 9, 2011 FASD Awareness Day.

FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, the name given to the range of conditions caused by mothers drinking alcohol while pregnant. Experts say Alaska has one of the highest FASD birth rates in the country.

Earlier in April, a first of its kind conference focusing on FASD and sexuality was held in Juneau.

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