The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon is a non-profit organization dedicated to FASD prevention and fostering accepting and educated communities where individuals with FASD have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential."

 

"FASSY envisions a Yukon in which Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is prevented and where persons with FASD are fully included in Yukon society."

Morgan Fawcett on Living with FASD

 

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WHAT'S NEW

  

 International Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Drinking in Pregnancy

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the term given to the range of damage caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.  The damage ranges from birth defects to neurological damage.

The first goal of FASD prevention is to increase awareness of the problem among women and the community.

While awareness is high in some countries, in many other countries awareness is low. Many organizations do not have the resources to design and carry out effective awareness initiatives.

We think it is time to work together, sharing ideas and using the power of the internet and social media. This project will give evidence-based information and will empower individuals to make their own decisions.




 

Local News

Yukon leads country with response to FASD housing

13/06/2014 09:59
Yukon Government News ReleaseWHITEHORSE-Minister of Health and Social Services Doug Graham is hosting a delegation from Alberta that will tour...

Yukon study aims to identify inmates with FASD

12/06/2014 15:07
APTN National NewsThere are no hard numbers to determine how many inmates in Canada's justice system suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. But...
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News

Ontario. Select Committee on Developmental Services - Final Report

23/07/2014 14:42
The Ontario Select Committee on Developmental Services Final Report came out today and FASD is included with autism!See especially Recommendations:1. A new Inter-Ministerial Committee on...

Will our kids be accepted?

23/07/2014 14:35
"...Our experience at church was a turning point. Our son, who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, was acting up as usual..."21 Jul 2014The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition)Raymond Currie...
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