|Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Committee
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the number one most preventable cause of mental retardation.
FASD is an umbrella term describing the
range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol
during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or
learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. Each year in the
U.S., as many as 40,000 babies are born with an FASD. The cost to the nation for
FAS alone is about $6 billion a year.
The Arc of Mecklenburg County, along with
The Center for Prevention Services,and
Choices Inc./CASCADE Services
proud to be charter members of the FASD Committee of Mecklenburg, which started
in 2004. Together we continue to build awareness and educate the public about
Our prevention projects include training at-risk populations about FASD, providing educational materials to professionals about FASD, and bringing public awareness around FASD
to the community through media. If you would like more information about the FASD prevention
project or to schedule training for your group, please contact Lauren Borchert at
704-332-4535 ext. 102 or email@example.com.
The FASDC continues to be supported through grants from the
ABC Board of Mecklenburg County.
For additional support and resources
visit Act Now NC by clicking on the image below to learn more.