Do you know a child who may have been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy?
Do you know an adult who struggles with organization or impulse control?
Are you wondering where to go for help?

If so, the Center for Disabilities is here for you.

The Center for Disabilities works to improve efforts towards Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) prevention, identification, services, and supports for people affected by FASD.  FASD is caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. While the effects of FASD are irreversible, it is important to remember that FASD is 100% preventable.

The effects from prenatal alcohol exposure range from mild to severe and impact each person differently.  The disruption in fetal development may lead to behavioral problems, learning disabilities, physical or developmental disabilities, and various other characteristics.

What Are Possible FASD Characteristics?

 Possible difficulties or challenges might include:

  • Memory
  • Coordination
  • Keeping and sustaining attention
  • Speech and language
  • Problem solving
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulse control
  • Social skills
  • Abstract reasoning
  • And many more

Services available through the Center for Disabilities include:

  • Diagnostic clinic to help identify people who may have FASD
  • Technical assistance and support services
    • Interventions to support individuals at home, school, or work
    • Routine development for persons who benefit from structure and predictability
  • Information and Resources
 

Learn More

Get additional information on our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders clinic.