29 Apr Advocacy
What is The FASD Respect Act?
The FASD Respect Act is bipartisan legislation being proposed that would authorize funds for the benefit of persons living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Examples of the support The FASD Respect Act would enable are:
• FASD-informed Services
• Structure for well-informed public policy
Why is the FASD Respect Act important?
There are many reasons this work is important, but one that many might not realize is – FASD is the most commonly known cause of developmental disabilities in the United States. Large numbers of children and families are negatively affected by FASD and are left to flounder in systems without knowledge or resources to address the complex needs of people with FASD. FASD is a significant public health problem that results in suffering and harm to a large number of America’s children.
Learn more about The FASD Respect Act here.
How can you become an advocate for people with FASD?
FASD is a national problem but, the solution starts with you and with me, right where we are. Did you know that it is estimated that each year in North Carolina over 5900 babies are born with an FASD? Did you know that FASD impacts 2.5 times more people than autism according to the CDC? The statistics are alarming! You can learn more FASD in North Carolina here
We Need YOU!
Using your voice to advocate for FASD is quick and easy, and you can start today.
Follow these simple steps and become a champion for FASD in North Carolina.
Do You Belong to an Organization?
Most of us have built many connections to the important organizations in our community where we live, work, worship, and play. Consider reaching out and asking your community organizations to support The FASD Respect Act. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder impacts organizations broadly and these organizations are also important advocates as well. Click Here to learn more about engaging your organizations in support of the FASD Respect Act.