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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  • FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.

  • NOFAS works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm fetal development by raising awareness and supporting women before and during their pregnancy, and supports individuals, families, and communities living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other preventable intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  • Two young adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder spend a day exploring Seattle and discussing life with a preventable disability. What would their lives have been like without this disability, they wonder, and what have they gained by living with it?

  • The “FASD Respect Act”, authorizes $118 million for FASD prevention efforts, screening, identification, research, and FASD-informed services by federal, state, local, tribal and private stakeholders.