Group Forming Coalition to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders

A group of Southeast Alaska parents and professionals are forming a coalition to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD, and advocate for people affected by the conditions.

Sherri Wes’s adopted daughter has FASD. She says the Southeast Alaska FASD Coalition will bring together parents, policy makers, law enforcement officials, care providers, doctors, and educators – just about anyone who works with people affected by FASD. Wes says the idea for the group came out of the three-day conference on the disorders held in Juneau this February. A conference report should be published soon, according to Wes.

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

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