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Raising Awareness in Arizona: Front Page Story in the Tucson Citizen!

Project FASD Train
Butterfly Boy
FASD Training Schedule
for 2009 in Arizona

More trainings will be
scheduled soon
Check here for updates
New FASD Book

9 Lives I Will SurviveNew book by Arizona author Jan Crossen, 9 Lives, I Will Survive about a boy with FAS, from the boy's perspective. Must read for adolescents, teens, and adults, with or without FASD. Order it here on Amazon or visit the author's web site: www.jancrossen.com.

YouTube Awareness Project

Please Note These Important Announcements!

$1.4 M Grant: FASD prevention subcontract has been awarded to the Arizona Department of Health by the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence FASD Task Force!
The state has formed a Task Force on Prevention of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs.  For more information, contact Senator Linda Lopez or Dr. Cindy Beckett.
Family Support Groups!
The FAS Community Resource Center now has family support groups that meet in Flagstaff and Tucson.
New Book!
Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol by Katherine Norgard of Tucson. Click here to read a book review or to attend a book signing event.
Read the news story.
Order the book now!

FASArizona.com is your source for information, support, events, and resources in Arizona for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

FAS Arizona is headquartered at the FAS Community Resource Center in Tucson [see map]. To visit the FAS Community Resource Center online, click on "FAS Information" to the left, where you will find everything you need to know about FAS.

If you would like to participate in FAS Arizona as an advocate, a sponsor, or a volunteer, contact us by the email link to the left.

New Presentation

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Unlocking the Secret to the Ideal System of Care for Individuals with FASD

Helpful Documents

Download these PDF documents. (Requires free Adobe Logo Adobe Reader.)

Arizona Stats

March of Dimes Stats for Arizona rate of binge drinking by women. Arizona's rate is about the same as the U.S. average.

Birth defects comparison for FASD and other common birth defects in Arizona.

NEW! Fact Sheet for FASD in Arizona: Download PDF file 23k

NEW! FASD Center for Excellence research shows that FASD costs Arziona $98 million per year. [H. Harwood, FASD Center for Excellence trainers conference, Orlando, 2005]

FASD and Arizona Revised Statutes

Here are some definitions in the ARS regarding mental health issues that might apply to individuals with FASD.

New Photos

View photo slide show from FASD Awareness Day 2004!

Photo of the FASD prevention poster produced by the Arizona Department of Health. Also in Spanish. Come by the FAS Center and pick one up. They are free.

Photo gallery from the FASD Town Hall Meeting in Tucson in October 2003.

FAS Arizona News Stories

Check out our new section: FAS Arizona News Stories

Eligibility Criteria

It is estimated that 85% of persons with FASD do not qualify for disability services, because eligibility criteria for persons with developmental disabilities in Arizona require an IQ under 70, and most individuals with FASD have an IQ in the normal range, yet cannot function safely without support services. Read this Legislative Forum Position Statement on Eligibility Criteria as presented at the DD Legislative Forum on October 21, 2004.

"Looking Up the River"

Read our Conference Report for the November 2001 "Looking Up the River" FAS conference. The report includes comments from attendees on their insights, obstacles, and dreams. There are photos too, as well as a paraphrase of the folklore tale "River Babies" that was the basis for the conference theme.

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Last update: January 22, 2016