Hope RISING Clinic is the only clinic in our region offering comprehensive services for prenatal substance exposure. Our goal is to reach every child and family in need.
Prenatal substance exposure affects five times as many children as autism spectrum disorder, yet resources and services to support this growing population are severely limited. As a division of Wonderland Child & Family Services, Hope RISING Clinic is changing the way our community addresses this silent epidemic.
children in the U.S. are born with prenatal substance exposure
prenatal exposure to alcohol is #1 cause of intellectual disability
of children with FASD experience trouble with the law by age 13
students in Washington schools are thought to have FASD
Prenatal Substance Exposure (PSE)
While a major cause of developmental disabilities, treatment for prenatal substance exposure remains widely unaddressed and underfunded due largely to stigma and shame. 10% of children born in the United States are affected by prenatal substance exposure, and prenatal alcohol exposure is widely considered under-identified, with some estimates as high as 20%. Hope RISING Clinic staff knows how to reach PSE-impacted children early and deliver support services that optimize their prospects for a healthy and productive life.
“I would not have made it through the pandemic without Hope RISING Clinic. The therapists not only see what I see, they understand what’s causing the disability.” – Hope RISING Clinic parent
September is FASD Awareness Month!
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental and learning disability worldwide, but there is little awareness about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD remains an “invisible disability”. Together, we can change that.