Welcome to Houston Area Partnership for FASD
We are a Houston area volunteer partnership for FASD that was formed approximately five years ago. Formerly known as the Houston FASD Consortium, the group successfully planned, coordinated, and hosted four annual conferences on FASD for parents and professionals in the Houston area. These conference featured renowned speakers i.e. Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell, MHS Vice President and International Spokesperson for NOFAS, Dan Dubovsky, MSW, National FASD Specialist for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, and Heather Carmichael Olson, PhD, attending clinical psychologist at theUniversity of Washington FAS clinic.
However, a local FASD parent advocate joined the partnership and encouraged the members to look beyond conference planning. The newly energized partnership developed a strategic plan in 2010 and re-established a Parent/Support Group in 2011