Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
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In some classrooms, FASD is
such a large and intractable problem that we may not even be
able to acknowledge it. Knowledge and understanding of FASD helps make sense of the challenges facing students with the disability.
A simple yet handy chart for Strategies to Address FASD form and then onto adulthood.
A presentation by William J. Edwards, Deputy Public Defender Office Of The Public Defender Los Angeles County, California on the Relationship Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Child Maltreatment
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A presentation by Larry Burd, PhD
Director, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
Reach to Teach is a valuable resource for parents and teachers to use in educating elementary and middle school children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It provides a basic introduction to FASD, which results from prenatal alcohol exposure and can cause physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities, and provides tools to enhance communication between parents and teachers.
A child who has FAS is very likely to steal from the parents, lie to them, and sneak around. The parents have to understand that the child is not doing these things to them. He is simply getting through his day in the way in which his mind allows him to. He is not actively trying to harm the parents or destroy his relationship with them.
Of all the substances of abuse, including heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, alcohol produces by far the most serious neurobehavioral effects in the fetus.”
LETS TALK FASD presents parent-driven guidelines evolved from the first hand experience of those living with FASD and those that care for
them and respond to a community need for tips, techniques
and strategies that are empirically proven by parents themselves.
CDC is working to make alcohol screening and brief intervention a routine element of health care in all primary care settings. Find FASD online training and resources for healthcare professionals.
The Special Diagnositc Program seeks to meet the diagnostic and treatment needs of patients with known or suspected prenatal exposures to neurotoxic substances, such as alcohol. The program works with families to help them to better understand their child’s diagnosis, and help them obtain needed community and/or school services for their child