NOFAS Colorado provides prevention, identification, intervention, support, and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
NOFAS Colorado is the Colorado affiliate of the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. We work with individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), as well as their families, caregivers, and the community. NOFAS Colorado strives to provide a forum for collaboration and a unified voice for prenatal alcohol and drug exposure prevention, education, identification, and intervention.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications, including:
- Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip
- Speech and language delays
- Learning and developmental disabilities
- Hyperactive behavior
- Poor reasoning and judgment skills