Although FASD International Awareness Day is not until September 9th, as a public service announcement, Jacques Barack is going to focus on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders this week. Very important stuff. According to FAS World, FAS is the leading cause of mental retardation in western civilization. Many of you probably know someone afflicted with FAS or FASD. In fact, they could even be employed by your city government.