We work to improve efforts toward fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention, identification, services and support for people affected by it. 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 percent 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 other issues.
Possible FASD Characteristics
Possible difficulties or challenges might include:
- Keeping and sustaining attention
- Speech and language
- Impulse control
- Social skills
- Abstract reasoning
We help those with FASD by providing:
- Diagnostic clinic to help identify people who may have FASD
- For more information, see FASD Clinic page
- Technical assistance and support services
- Interventions to support individuals at home, school or work
- Routine development for people who benefit from structure and predictability
- Information and resources
Get additional information on our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders clinic.