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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a group that helps families of children who were born physically and mentally damaged because their mothers drank too much alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be mild or severe, and may include birth defects such as facial abnormalities, growth deficits, mental handicaps, problems with the heart, lungs and kidneys, hyperactivity, attention and memory deficits, poor coordination and motor skill delays, learning disabilities, and poor judgment and reasoning. The goals of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are to educate the public in order to prevent the occurrence of the syndrome, to reduce the stigma and discrimination of children and adults who suffer from it, to provide resources to families affected by it, to inform health care professionals about it, and to work with other agencies, organizations and universities to promote awareness, study, and understanding of the syndrome. The organization produces radio and television messages, brochures, websites, books, posters and other materials used in health care facilities and schools. The group also holds workshops and conferences for interested people, and is politically active by lobbying and supporting candidates who are willing to help their cause. They also hold briefings during sessions of Congress.

 

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