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 Mission: Indiana NOFAS, Inc. works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drug and other substances known to harm fetal development by education, advocating and supporting professionals, policymakers, families and individuals throughout Indiana.
Our Vision: A state where all individuals are born free of exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm fetal development.
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.