Hawaii FASD Action Group
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education, Advocacy & Research
September is FASD Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month
Raising Community Awareness
Attend a support group, check out our speakers bureau and stay up to date with all our outreach events.
We’re a group of volunteers that conduct research, raise awareness and promote FASD education.
We are able to tailor our presentation to fit the education time and needs for your group.
Hawai’i Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Group started in Hawaii in 2016 as a collaborative group of volunteers.
Founder & Team
Hawai’i Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Group was founded by Ann S. Yabusaki, Ph.D., MFT
Frequently asked questions on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Hawai’i FASD Action Group and FASD impacts.
Our Mission & Vision
Our Mission is to raise awareness through education, advocacy, and research on the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on individuals, their families, and the communities of Hawai’i.
Our Vision is to make Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Invisible no more.
FASD Awarness Day
The Perils of FASD
“Right now, we are dealing with my 14-year-old having to do community service because she basically got ALL F’S and 2 D’S for the WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR.
It appeared to me that no one but me and my child seemed to know how to deal with her. It got to the point that my daughter went to school when she felt like going to school and no one seemed to care. Now she has to repeat 9th grade. I understand why but when we were having all these meetings (IEP) and when I was all but begging for help why wasn’t someone catching it earlier. I don’t understand it.”
– a grandmother raising two grandchildren with FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
FASD encompasses a range of effects on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals affected by FASD display various challenges in their daily living and are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. FASD-informed education and interventions are critical for individuals and their families. With full support and education, individuals with an FASD will achieve their full potential and lead productive lives.
Education Advocacy Research
Hawai’i FASD Creates Solutions & is Here to Serve