The featured movie, Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs, is a documentary film that takes in intimate and eye-opening journey into the lives of four adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), their families, and friends. Their impaired brain function can make it much harder to meet the typical demands of social relationships and independence and many individuals with an FASD get in trouble with the law for reasons they do not understand. Come learn about a preventable disability that is more common than autism and that may impact 1 in 20 children in the U.S.
A panel to follow the movie will be sharing upcoming program plans for the new non-profit (teen and parent support groups) and their preliminary ideas for advocacy and collaboration to shift the ‘silos’ that may be impairing the full effectiveness of varied programs/systems (health, behavioral health, education, substance treatment, criminal justice) that are serving women, children, families. FASDs are a preventable disability that impact the entire community across the lifespan. Improved collaboration can move Alaska to the next level in prevention and interventions for those affected by FAS