January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month! Studies have identified that as many as 1 in 20 individuals are impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)¹, making them one of the most common birth defects in the country. Despite the prevalence of FASD in our communities, resources for families and professionals are often difficult to find. That’s why we are excited to announce the launch of our newest program: FASD Support!

Here at Illuminate Colorado, we recognize the unique challenges that families face when navigating FASD. 

Our FASD Support Program is a holistic initiative that consists of two essential components: an FASD Navigation Program and an FASD Training Program.

FASD Navigation 

This service is tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families impacted by FASD. Whether you’ve received a diagnosis, are in the process of obtaining a diagnosis, or you just have concerns related to FASD, our FASD Navigation program provides support along your journey. Through personalized navigation services and access to parent support groups, we empower families with the knowledge, support, and connections needed to thrive.

The navigation program also supports professionals working with families impacted by FASD. Early intervention is crucial for positive outcomes, and our program is designed to address the unique challenges professionals may encounter. Through specialized guidance and collaborative community engagement, we help professionals contribute to positive outcomes for those affected by FASD.

Support is just a click away!

Complete this Request Form to be connected with resources, referrals, and support from our FASD Navigator.

FASD Trainings

Illuminate Colorado’s FASD Trainings go beyond traditional support by offering comprehensive trainings for individuals, family members, and professionals. Our specialized educational initiatives empower individuals and families with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of FASD. 

Simultaneously, we provide professionals across various fields with targeted training sessions, fostering a collaborative community committed to enhancing expertise and contributing to positive outcomes for individuals and families affected by FASD.

Interested in taking a training?

Contact Shannon Day at sday@illuminatecolorado.org.

Learn more, find support, and explore FAQ on the FASD Support Program webpage

Who is this program for?

Illuminate Colorado’s FASD Support program is tailored for individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals navigating the complexities of FASD.

If you are an individual living with FASD, our program extends a welcoming hand to you. Whether you’ve received a diagnosis or are encountering challenges related to FASD, we offer our steadfast support. Our tailored resources and services aim to meet your specific needs, fostering empowerment and a sense of community.

If you are a family impacted by FASD, whether your child has already been diagnosed or you’re facing behavioral challenges that may be related to FASD, our program is here to offer a supportive community. We understand the unique journey you are on, and our resources, parent support groups, and navigation services are designed to meet your specific needs.

For professionals working with families affected by FASD, our program provides a comprehensive platform for education, training, and collaboration. We welcome professionals from diverse fields, including healthcare, education, child welfare, and more, offering resources to enhance your expertise and strengthen your ability to support families facing the challenges of FASD.

Are you a parent, caregiver, or individual seeking support or a professional looking to enhance your expertise related to FASD?

Complete the Request Form to be connected with resources, referrals, and support from our FASD Navigator.

Help us spread the word!

FASD affects families from all walks of life. Our commitment is to ensure that every family, regardless of their circumstances, has access to the resources and understanding needed to thrive on their journey. Help us reach this goal by spreading the word about the FASD Support Program to any caregivers, professionals, or community members who would benefit from this program!

Share the FASD Support Program webpage with your network and follow us on social media to share informational posts about the Program!

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