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New Legislation Will Help Children and Adults Living with FASD, the Nation’s Most Common and Preventable Developmental Disability

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Honolulu, HI, July 15, 2021 –(PR.com)– The U.S. Senate and House have introduced matching bills to authorize comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) support services, public health prevention, and research programs across agencies within the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice.
The Advancing FASD Research, Services, and Prevention Act, (S. 2238, H.R. 4151), known as the FASD ReSPect Act, is cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Don Young (R-AK), all dedicated champions of maternal and child health and support for individuals living with disabilities and addiction. Their home states of Alaska and Minnesota now lead the way in statewide efforts to respond to FASD.

FASD describes the range of lifelong physical, mental, and behavioral impairments that can occur in an individual prenatally exposed to alcohol. As…

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