Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a collection of medical conditions that are a result of a mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Individuals with an FASD can have a range of physical and developmental issues which can adversely affect the person's ability to learn, manage behavior, and participate in social, academic, or employment opportunities. FASDs are preventable and the effects of an FASD are lifelong.
There is an ever-growing number of resources online and in local communities to help individuals with an FASD and their families develop knowledge and skills about FASDs. Below are links to basic information about FASD, including extensive resources on diagnosis, intervention, and prevention.