State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Sept 16 2018

first_img25Sep State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Sept. 16, 2018 A resolution I introduced that is scheduled for action by the House next week will declare September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in Michigan. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) pose a serious threat to the health of our future generations and is entirely preventable. I strongly urge residents to increase their knowledge of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, to increase their levels of compassion for individuals affected by FASD, and to reduce the incidences of FASD that can cause birth defects, mental disorders and learning disabilities.***Next week, I will introduce a bill to request the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to prepare a comprehensive state plan on mental health and substance disorder services. This plan will identify the needs and resource requirements for providing services and support to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders.***On Saturday, the Livingston Centre Historical Village hosted the 4th annual Fall Festival. The goal of the Livingston Centre Historical Village is to preserve the history of the community.  The village is a reminder of Livingston County’s culture. I want to thank the agricultural society and community volunteers for collectively working to make this yearly event a fun experience for families in our county.***I also attended the Pregnancy Help Clinic Chocolate Walk. I want to thank the walkers and volunteers who attended the event. They make a difference to individuals that need help the most within our community.***Pastor Ryan Guenther and members of the Victory Baptist Church in Hartland, along with Pastor Tim Christoson and members from the Bible Baptist Church in Howell, visited my office in Lansing on Wednesday. I want to thank them for their service in the community.***Thank you to all who attended my September office hours. I hope you’ll be able to join me again next month on Friday, Oct. 18 at the following times and locations:•           2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;•           4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and•           5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to [email protected] are happy to hear from you!###PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel (right) welcomed Pastor Ryan Guenther (second from left) and other members of Victory Baptist Church in Hartland to Lansing on Sept. 19. Categories: News,Vaupel Newslast_img

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