Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term used to describe the range of disabilities (and diagnoses) associated with prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Exposure to alcohol before birth can lead to long-term physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities

FASD may include:

  • reduced or delayed growth of the baby
  • physical birth defects
  • developmental learning and behavioral disorders that may not be noticed until months or years after the child’s birth.

Federal, provincial/territorial and local governments share responsibility for: prevention; training; education/awareness; knowledge generation and exchange.

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