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The advocacy groups across the state and key experts in California have joined together to form FASD Now!, A California Alliance.  The focus of this group is collaborative in nature, targeting the landscape of FASD in California with the goal of awareness, diagnosis and services.  The Legislative Task Force is a key step for creating change.  

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On June 24, the U.S. Senate and House introduced matching bi-partisan bills to authorize comprehensive FASD support services, public health prevention, and research programs across agencies within the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice. The Advancing FASD Research, Services, and Prevention Act, (S. 2238, H.R. 4151), known as the FASD ReSPect Act, is

cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and

Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Don Young (R-AK).

If passed, this bill will provide federal funds to the states that

have existing FASD Task Forces or advisory councils.



We need signatures supporting the creation of a legislative task force from professionals such as doctors, mental health providers, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and educators. The legislature must recognize that FASD is a critical issue to California and that there is support for such a task force.

Work with people with FASD in any of these fields?

Please consider adding your name! 

Caregivers &

People with an FASD

Our stories are powerful and they matter. Please share yours if you would like to see:

  • Educated professionals  

  • Appropriate healthcare

  • Qualification for special education

  • Automatic support of our adults

  • Confidence in the future 

  • Statistics change

  • Acknowledgment of the disorder

Thank You!
Barbara Lee
for supporting
the ReSPect

NOFAS Northern California

Determined for Change

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Please watch this compelling, fast- moving webinar put on by the VIP Clinic of Southern California. This is the first of many gatherings designed to change to how California views and deals with FASD. 

If you feel compelled to be involved, please send us an email and we will add you to our mailing list.  


NOFAS Northern California

Determined for Change

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