There is NO 100% safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy.

About Indiana NOFAS

Indiana NOFAS (National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), Inc. – is a not for profit corporation and affiliate of NOFAS. We operate with an Executive Board and our Articles of Incorporation are on file with State of Indiana. As of 2017, we are an subsidiary of Mental Health America of Indiana.

Our Purpose: Indiana NOFAS, Inc. educates the public, professionals, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD, the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.

Our Mission: Indiana NOFAS, Inc. seeks to reduce the number of individuals born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as well as support individuals and families living with FASD.

Our Vision: A state where all individuals are born free from alcohol exposure.

We believe that…

  • FASD is the leading known preventable cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities.
  • FASD annual births are greater than the new cases of Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, and sudden infant death syndrome – COMBINED.
  • FASD prevention is at least ten-times more cost effective than the $1.4 million lifetime cost to treat one person with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  • FASD can affect anyone regardless of ethnicity, income, or educational level.
  • FASD is completely preventable.
  • FASD children and adults can succeed with access to services and appropriate intervention.
  • FASD birth mothers deserve therapeutic intervention and treatment.
  • FASD families and caregivers deserve a voice among researchers and policymakers.


Each of our board members either have a family member on the FAS Spectrum or have direct contact with individuals who do and have prior experience with not for profits.

Contact Info

Indiana NOFAS, Inc.
1431 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


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