At massFAS we advocate for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families to ensure full access to supports and services in the state of Massachusetts.
At massFAS, we envision a Commonwealth in which all individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have full access, throughout their lifetimes, to all the supports and services they require to be contributing, productive, and fulfilled members of our community, to the fullest extent of their desire and capability.
“Our family moved to Massachusetts 2 years ago to find supports and services for our son who was diagnosed with FAS a few years back. We’ve found an understanding, supportive community in the Northampton area, but part of this support is because of his IQ which qualifies him automatically for DDS services.
So many of our sons and daughters have brains impaired by alcohol in utero, which leave them with a lifelong developmental disability, executive functioning deficits, memory impairment, and socio-economic difficulties, yet they do not get the incredibly important support they need in order to be successful adults, unlike folks in Massachusetts with other developmental disabilities. We are able to build our son’s strengths because of the help he receives. It’s my wish that all people with FASD’s would get the same level of assistance.”
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