This act would:
- Establish a standard statutory definition for FASD
- Strengthen systems of care for people of all ages with an FASD through education, awareness, and services
- Fund FASD service provision in state and tribal systems for people of all ages
- Designate Centers for Excellence across the US that are tasked with expanding, guiding, and promoting awareness, outreach, prevention activities, professional training, technical assistance, and appropriate diagnosis and services for people diagnosed with an FASD.
In Colorado, thousands of families are impacted by FASD.
However, families have limited access to diagnostic services, early intervention, and treatment for FASDs due to lack of funding and awareness of these conditions. The FASD Respect Act is an important step to expanding funding and access to early intervention and other necessary services.
As the FASD Respect Act makes its way through Congress, we at Illuminate are excited to continue to provide updates and advocacy opportunities for those interested in engaging with this influential legislation as it moves through the legislative process.
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Getting a diagnosis of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for yourself, your child or loved one can result in additional support to thrive into adulthood, like developmental disability services or educational services.
Looking for more information?
Find out more about the FASD Respect Act from FASD United.
Read about Strengthening Colorado Families Impacted by FASD through Policy
Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
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