65 - BREAKING NEWS - FASD Legislation Update

July 6, 2021

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience. 


Episode 65 is an EXCITING, HOPE-FILLED FASD Legislation Update with Susan Shepard Carlson and Jenn Wisdahl! FASD Hope welcomes back Susan Shepard Carlson, Former First Lady of Minnesota and Chair of the NOFAS Legislative and Policy Committee and Jenn Wisdahl is an FASD Parent Advocate and NOFAS Policy and Training Center Coordinator. Together, Susan and Jenn provide an update on the National FASD Legislation, "The FASD Respect Act", H.R. 4151 and S.2238. 


This BREAKING NEWS episode provides an update on the introduction of The FASD Respect Act - H.R. 4151 and S. 2238. This IMPORTANT and CRITICAL FASD legislation now needs the FASD Community (parents, caregivers, professional, relatives, loved ones and self-advocates) to rally and reach out to their senators and representatives to hear WHY this legislation is SO needed! The time for us to get in touch and communicate with our legislators is NOW! This time is especially critical, as it is during the Summer Recess times of the Senate and House of Representatives. Jenn shares how everyone can learn HOW to get in touch with their senators and representatives and what needs to be communicated - and guidance is provided through the NOFAS Policy Center website.  This episode is a CALL TO ACTION for everyone to help get this legislation passed!


"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."   - Helen Keller



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