FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This is an umbrella term used for conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.

An “invisible disability”

FASD is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental and learning disability worldwide, occurring in all cross-sections of society. It affects more children per year than spina bifida, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy combined.

Unfortunately, due to stigma and shame, there is little awareness about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, and FASD remains an invisible disability.

Together, we can end the silence

While every child is affected differently, kids with FASD can experience lifelong physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Resources for families impacted by FASD are limited in our region and across the country. Wonderland offers FASD evaluations, therapy, and support for families dealing with FASD and prenatal substance exposure. With your help, we will reach more families in need.

Be Part of the FASD Awareness Movement!

 

While there’s no cure for FASD, research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development1. Here are three ways you can be a champion for children impacted by prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol.

1. Participate

Join Wonderland in the Red Shoes Rock Movement during the month of September to help spread awareness of FASD.

We’re rocking our red shoes all month to help break stigma, start the conversation, and to show support for the families we serve. Share our posts on social media or showcase your own red shoes to make sure that FASD is no longer invisible!

2. Advocate

Urge policymakers to pass the FASD Respect Act, which dedicates funding for FASD prevention efforts, screening, identification, research, and FASD-informed services.

Learn more and become a change-maker!

3. Donate

Donating to support our work at Hope RISING Clinic is a direct investment in kids and families affected by FASD and prenatal substance exposure.

Help us serve more families regardless of their income or ability to pay. Any amount makes a difference, and even a small monthly donation is an easy way to provide sustainable support for families in need of life-changing services.

Donate for FASD Awareness