Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the number one cause of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in our nation are 100% PREVENTABLE.

FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. Each year in the U.S., as many as 40,000 babies are born with an FASD. The cost to the nation for FASD alone is about $6 billion a year. There is no cure for FASD, the effects last a lifetime.

The Arc of Union/Cabarrus County is proud to start offering educational workshops and resources to the citizens of Union County to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  Funding for this effort comes from The Monroe ABC Board and Indian Trail ABC Board.

Our prevention projects include training at-risk populations about FASD, providing educational materials to professionals about FASD, and bringing public awareness around FASDs to the community through media and marketing messages.

We would love to come and provide a training to any group that meets our Target population. Our dynamic educational workshops are 1.5 hours and include a lot of audience participation. If you would like more information about the FASD prevention project or to schedule training for your group, please contact Melanie Miller at 704-261-1550.