New Legislation Will Help Children and Adults Living with FASD

The Giving Coast

Matching bills proposed by the U.S. Senate and House would fund public health prevention and research for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD, across agencies within the U.S. “We have a year-long waiting list for our clinic,” said Dr. Kristie Skoglund, CEO of The Florida Center for Early Childhood. “Despite the pervasiveness of the disorder, its prenatal effects on babies are not as well-known as other substances of abuse and therefore resources are very limited.” Skoglund says the new legislation could help to raise awareness about the disorder and possibly expand the number of clinics across the U.S. 

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