News From NCFASD Informed

News From NCFASD Informed
Educate. Support. Empower.



"I wouldn't change you for the world, but I'll change the world for you."


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Continue Our Mission.

As we all know, there is no safe time for alcohol use during pregnancy. Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. These disabilities are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Exposure to alcohol in utero is the leading cause of developmental disabilities in the U.S.  One in 20 have an FASD -- that is one child in every classroom!


NCFASD Informed is the only non-profit organization in North Carolina committed to supporting families and caretakers of individuals with an FASD. Our purpose is to offer programs that provide support and guidance to families, educate our communities, and spread awareness throughout our state.


Although we are a small organization, the impact we make in our communities is large.


  • We assist families with obtaining an FASD diagnosis.
  • We accompany parents to IEP meetings.
  • We consult with therapists, provider agencies and MCOs/LMEs on children with FASD.
  • We support loved ones during times of crisis.
  • We conduct workshops and trainings on various FASD topics, including the neurobehavioral approach.
  • We have donated over 150 books (and counting!) on FASD through our "Great Book Giveaway" program.


As a small non-profit, we rely on the donations of individuals like YOU. The continuation of our much-needed programs and workshops depend on funding from individuals. We urge you to make a donation in any amount.


Any amount, no matter how small, is needed. 


The work we do is critical; your kind contribution will allow us to continue our efforts to educate, support, and empower our families and communities affected by FASD in North Carolina.


When you give to NCFASD Informed:


  • 100% of your donation is used to fund programs that support families and community groups.


  • you will be supporting an all-volunteer, non-profit organization in North Carolina dedicated to supporting families and caretakers of individuals with FASD.


  • you will help spread awareness and educate our communities on FASD -- an invisible disability that affects 1 in 20 in the U.S.


‍‍FASD Trainings & Webinars 

NCFASD Informed hosts several trainings & webinars annually. In addition, we support requests for trainings from our communities.  Would your school, organization or place of employment benefit from a training on FASD?  Through our network of FASD-informed experts, we can tailor trainings and seminars to meet the needs of the sponsor. Our programs are presented in physical locations, as well as virtually.  Reach out to us at (919) 307-9068. 



Through the generosity of The Constance and Jay Mazelsky Family Fund, we offered a Free Book Giveaway to NC residents in 2022. Due to the continued demand and requests for books, our Board has agreed to continue this program and expand our book offerings!  


Are you are parent or caretaker of someone with an FASD? Join our Facebook Caretaker Support Group. Click the image above!

Donate Your Time

If you would prefer to give your time rather than dollars, please consider helping with a time-limited project or volunteering for our Board (average monthly time commitment is seven hours per month). Are you passionate about advocating for families and people living with FASD? Do you want to make a difference in our communities and help families thrive? We are a small, but mighty non-profit looking for individuals who can help us grow. Call Kathy Hotelling at (919) 307-9068  or email her at for more information.


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