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Proclamation Issued in Recognition of FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD is an “umbrella term” describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. The Arc of Fort Bend is partnering with OakBend Medical Center, Clear Channel Outdoor and The Arc US to bring an FASD Prevention Awareness campaign to Fort Bend County. On September 1, County Judge Bob Hebert delivered a proclamation in Commissioner’s Court supporting the campaign and recognizing September 9 as FASD Prevention Awareness Day. Attending Commissioner’s Court are Judge Hebert; Laura LaVigne, The Arc’s Executive Director; Stewart Jacobson, The Arc’s Board Chairman; Board members Avis Goldy and Charlie Huber; and Donna Ferguson, COO of the Medical Group, OakBend Medical Center. (not pictured Himesh Gandhi, Board member, The Arc of Fort Bend)
“Wings for All” is an airport rehearsal program for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their parents. The purpose of the “Wings for All” program is to:
- Provide people with I/DD and their parents with an opportunity to prepare for, practice, and gain confidence with air travel in a controlled, real-life environment
- Provide airport, airline and TSA professionals with an opportunity to interact with and learn from people with I/DD and their parents and acquire a deeper understanding of how to provide services to accommodate their unique needs
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Where: Terminal E, George Bush Intercontinental Airport Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Please read our 2015 Operating Plan to see what goals The Arc is working on at this time, our BROCHURE that explains our purpose and mission and our SUMMARY OF SERVICES which concisely summarizes our programs and services. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links below. “LIKE” us on our Facebook page! MISSION STATEMENT The Arc of Fort Bend County ensures opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community.
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