Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)



Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of people who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. Each person with FASD has both strengths and challenges and will need special supports to help them succeed with many different parts of their daily lives.

FASD is the leading developmental disability in Canada. It affects 4% of Canadians (over 1.5 million people). That‘s more people than Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and Tourette‘s syndrome.

In Canada, we now use the term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD to describe the range of impacts that can occur in the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.FASD is a whole body disorder, affecting both the brain and the body.

There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy. Experts recommend that the safest option is no alcohol at all.

FASD Canada Website
FASD Ontario Website
Information about FASD- About Kids Health
FASD Ontario Network of Expertise
Indigenous FASD/Child Nutrition Program

Ministry of Children and Youth Services New FASD Initiative

FASD Success Show with Jeff Noble

Social Media Facebook Groups and Twitter Accounts to Follow
 

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