Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS), Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND), Static Encephalopathy Alcohol Exposed (SEAE) and Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD) are all names for a spectrum of disorders caused when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol. FASD is among the leading causes of cognitive and developmental disability among children in Canada. Approximately 1 in 100 hundred Canadians are affected by FASD.
The safest choice in pregnancy is no alcohol at all. In fact, it is best to stop drinking before you get pregnant.
FASD Initiatives, Supports and Services in Simcoe and York
Information about FASD- About Kids Health
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise
Aboriginal and First Nations FASD resources and support
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services FASD Initiative