The mission of the FAS Family Resource Institute,

a non-profit organization, is to identify, understand and care for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and their families, and to prevent future generations from having to live with this disability.

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an invisible avalanche crashing down and overwhelming public resources.  When we realize an avalanche is a bunch of snowflakes that have been ignored, the task of keeping affected people and their communities safe, seems more manageable.  Each child disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure is like an innocent snowflake.  There is nothing more fragile and beautiful than innocence; but nothing is more tragic than innocence betrayed by ignorance and fear.  Therefore, in defense of innocence, it is the mission of the F.A.S. Family Resource Institute, a non-profit educational organization; to identify, understand and care for each person with FASD.  This web site is published with the hope that it will aid in the preservation of the sweet innocence in those who are affected and that their cries for understanding and help will not be ignored.