It is fitting that on this last day of FASD Awareness month that Illuminate Colorado has the privilege of sharing a report summarizing the collaborative effort of Illuminate Colorado, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Identification Work Group, and various stakeholders across Colorado. Qualitative data was collected via a series of key informant interviews with parents, physical and behavioral health care providers, and other family-serving professionals in 2019.
Illuminate Colorado leads the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Identification Work Group, comprised of family members and professionals meeting monthly to improve access and quality of resources for families impacted by FASD across the state. Throughout this year the work group held a series of FASD roadshow events to raise awareness of FASDs and solicit feedback on priority areas for change in Colorado.
These recommendations from parents and caregivers impacted by FASD, as well as professionals dedicating their careers to children and families, will light the way for our work for years to come. Because even though FASDs are present in a child’s life forever, there ARE approaches that can help support individuals and families to thrive into adulthood.
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