FASD seeks prayers and endorsements for bipartisan bill

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders community wants our faith communities to know about this important bipartisan legislation.  They seek prayers and endorsements in Georgia.

Current endorsements in Georgia are: Georgia Atlanta Rabbinical Association, The Carter Center Mental Health Program, Georgia Appleseed, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, The Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance, Interfaith Outreach Home, Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Law Office of Steven Kahlenberg, Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia, MARR, Motherhood Beyond Bars, Oakbridge Partners, Rosary Makers of America, Smaltz Dental, Southern Center for Human Rights, The Arc Georgia, The Arc Macon, The Ward Law Firm.

In the U.S. House and Senate, the FASD Respect Act, H.R. 4151 and S.2238, will support all those impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual prenatally exposed to alcohol. One in twenty elementary school aged children are impacted by an FASD and the risk is even higher for those in the underserved communities, foster care, adoption, substance abuse, the criminal justice system, and the homeless. The NIH reports that the life expectancy for those impacted by FASD to be 31 to 37 years.

To sign the "Letter of Support" for The FASD Respect Act and for more information on H.R. 4151 and S.2238, including the list of endorsements, see FASD  

Once on this page, click on the "Click Here to Sign the Letter of Support." On the form noted with the heading titled, "This organization falls within the congressional district of", if you are unaware of your congressional district there is no need to complete this portion.

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