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NOFAS WA

The State of Washington Affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Editors

Dear NOFAS Washington Supporter,

Tis the season….. when thoughts of giving to others and paying taxes…dance in our heads……. fa la la la la la la la la…

  “We adopted a child for many reasons. Some idealistic, some selfish, and some altruistic. You say ‘I have love to give, and there are, kids that need to be loved.’ We knew it would be a challenge but like many, we had no idea the challenges that FASD creates, when the Executive Functioning of one’s brain doesn’t work correctly. We struggled for many years on our own until my sister in law found NOFAS Washington. We immediately had a support group in place with monthly meetings, a Facebook group with an almost instantaneous answers and resources. Children with this diagnosis can fracture intact families of good people who are trying to make a difference.

NOFAS Washington does not profit financially from their services. In order to continue to offer these excellent services and supports that families and others can access regardless of their financial situation, they rely on donations of time, expertise, energy, and money. In this season of giving, we ask you to reflect on the great work and invaluable resources offered by NOFAS Washington and to support this excellent organization through a gift. K. and R. Everett

As a new year approaches, we ask for your donation in supporting our organization. Our vision includes building safe and enriching communities that embrace, honor, and empower individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). NOFAS Washington strives each year to connect and unify professionals, individuals with FASD, families, and community members. In addition to our ongoing support of families and the community through our FASt Friends Support Network and monthly Teen Group meetings, this coming year we would also like to help families and providers by offering one to three one-day conferences on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and common co-occurring issues including Sensory Processing Dysfunction, Executive Functioning Deficits, and School Accommodations.

“Our child was so often the odd one out at school, lonely and depressed.  NOFAS has changed his life by giving him a group of friends who understand him and a fantastic team of professionals in the therapeutic teen group who've taught him coping and social skills.  Connecting with NOFAS has been the biggest single factor in his success to date.” S. Whidbey Is

100% of your donation will go towards services that improve the lives of children with FASD and the families that care for them. As a 501 © (3) organization, your donation to NOFAS Washington is tax deductible. There are many ways to give: Online through the NOFAS Washington website (www.nofaswa.org; click on the Donations tab), or by writing a check made out to NOFAS Washington and mailing it to PO  Box 13182, Mill Creek, WA 98082. 


Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful 2018 for you and your family,

Allison D Brooks
Allison D. Brooks, Ph.D.
President, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Washington State Brooks Powers Group

Julie K Gelo
Julie K Gelo, BSHS/M
Executive Director, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Washington State Affiliate