Students are Drumheller Valley Secondary School got a lesson in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on Sept. 8. Growing Families Society of Drumheller visited the school to offer preventative information to students about F.A.S.D.

FASD QuizF.A.S.D. interactive quiz.

"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the term given to disabilities experienced by people who have been exposed to alcohol while in the womb," explained Lisa de Laforest of Growing Families Society.

"A lot of their challenges are with brain activity, it is a full body disorder so there are physical disabilities as well," continued de Laforest. "More and more studies are focusing around disabilities as a whole body, rather than just a brain."

De Laforest said that between five hundred and seven hundred babies are born with F.A.S.D. each year in Alberta.

"It is 100 per cent preventable, so it's good for the young people to learn about it and carry that knowledge forward."

Sept. 9 is International F.A.S.D. Awareness Day. Growing Families Society will be at the Drumheller's Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 9 with another information booth.

FASD BoardF.A.S.D. display.

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login