FASSN is dedicated to raising public
awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome--the leading cause of mental retardation and
birth defects--through public, private, and government facilities in New York
City and Long Island. FASSN has been working for twelve years to build a network
of resources that includes support and education towards prevention and
intervention of FASD in communities throughout the region.
Marie Pruden , President
Kathrine Mueller, Vice President
Marie Pruden, Director of Long Island FAS Resources (Peterhmarie@aol.com)
Educate existing private, government, educational, and health
care agencies/organizations that come in contact with FASD affected
individuals and their families.
Identify and/or cultivate health care professionals in order
to build a much-needed resource base in the region.
Research and test school FAS curricula to educate a broad
population about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in order
to build long term public awareness.
Educate public officials in New York City and Long Island
about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Build a media awareness campaign to educate the public about
Provide individuals, families, foster care agencies,
Children’s Services, vocational rehabilitation programs and other agencies
with trainings, referrals, resources and information on a broad range of FAS
related services and issues through our main office.
Collaborate and partner with pre-existing agencies/
organizations to promote awareness and understanding of FAS
Coordinate the resources of these agencies so that we can
provide more appropriate and effective interventions for families, caregivers,
and individuals impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
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