About National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is a voluntary, non-profit, service agency dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for all those affected by fetal alcohol syndrome. Established in 1990, the organization is committed to increasing public awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE); assisting in community empowerment and the promotion of preventive education through media campaigns; and training healthcare professionals, educators, and community members in addressing the specialized needs of affected children. The organization is also committed to serving as a national clearinghouse for local, regional, and state fetal alcohol syndrome organizations to ensure the effective exchange of information and resources. In addition, it engages in patient advocacy; promotes and supports research; provides appropriate referrals; and offers educational and supportive information through its database, directory, regular newsletter, reports, and brochures.