The North Carolina Collaborative on FASDs
Partnering together to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).
The Collaborative is a statewide group comprised of parents of children who have FASDs as well as professionals and clinicians who serve in the public and private sector in both the prevention and intervention realm. The purpose of the collaborative is to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies, and to increase services and support systems for individuals who have an FASD. This purpose is being addressed through increased education, awareness and advocacy. The participants are bound together by a shared vision and purpose, and building upon the diverse body of its members to achieve the goals and objectives set forth by the Collaborative.
The mission of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Collaborative of North Carolina is to:
- Increase awareness of the harm caused by alcohol use during pregnancy
- Ensure access to early identification, support and interventions to those affected by an FASD
- Reduce the social and economic impact of FASD in North Carolina