FASD Support Networks
Providing Opportunities to Connect Families
A key feature in addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is building resiliency in families affected by this group of disorders. In 2012, we were part of an effort to form the Southern California chapter of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS). This chapter serves as the foundation for our FASD support groups as well as our involvement in community outreach related to FASD and the devastating effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
SoCal NOFAS runs a monthly parent-caregiver support group at our Center. At the meeting, we offer support and resources to families that have been affected by a FASD. In addition to bring these families together, the support group hosts a number of guest speakers that range from education specialists to dysmorphologists (pediatricians who specialize in the area of birth defects), allowing families direct access to the professionals who can answer their questions and help address their concerns.
Connect with SoCal NOFAS today to attend one of our parent-caregiver support groups locally!
To access a full list of general support services for persons with FASD or to find a FASD support group nationally, visit the resource directory on the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) website.