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Understanding the Lasting Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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September is National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says six to nine out of every 1,000 school-aged children in the U.S. suffer from the effects of alcohol consumed during a mother’s pregnancy.

The Hawaii FASD Action Group was founded in 2016 by Dr. Ann Yabusaki, a psychologist and family therapist. The Conversation spoke with Yabusaki and Sina Pili, a mother of a child with the disorder and leader of a parent support group.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 14, 2021.

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