The Alaska Center for FASD was founded in April of 2017 by a group that includes those who have family members with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and professionals who work with children and adults with FASDs. The organization is currently growing and working to determine the focus of its mission and activities. FASD affects individuals as well as our communities in many ways, and we welcome your involvement and input as this organization takes shape and grows! Feel free to email us at info(at)alaskacenterforfasd.com, or use the contact form.
The Alaska Center for FASD reduces alcohol-exposed pregnancies, promotes successful outcomes for affected individuals and families, and is the catalyst for creating FASD-informed communities of care.
All communities recognize Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as preventable birth defects, and simultaneously recognize and honor the inherent human value of individuals living with brain-based differences, to create healthier, more successful life experiences for all Alaskans.
- Prevent alcohol exposure during pregnancy.
- Promote early recognition of FASDs and increase access to appropriate interventions for children and adults affected by FASD.
- Advocate for the needs and rights of people and families affected by FASD across the lifespan.
- Create a cultural shift that eliminates stigma and celebrates individuals and families through peer-inclusive community engagement.
- Be a statewide, sustainable organization that is recognized by name as a credible resource for information and advocacy about FASD.
- Collect, identify and analyze data and best practices related to FASD to guide programming, systems, and advocacy in Alaska.
- Change systems to better support individuals and families affected by FASD with a special focus on corrections, child protection, education, health and disabilities services.
- Address the intersection of early childhood and intergenerational trauma, addiction and FASD.