10 Things You Need to Know About FASD

FASD WITH HOPE

90 Real People. Real Lives – Red Shoes Rock International Relay
Guest Blogger Ann Yurcek
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Day 10 Ten Things You Need to Know
About FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)

  1. People with FASD have challenges due to no fault of their own.  They are innocent victims of Prenatal Alcohol exposure.
  2. FASD is complicated and no two people are alike. Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause damage to any system of the body.  In recent medical literature there were found to be over 400 different diagnoses and problems are associated with FAS.
  3. Most of the time FASD is invisible.   People with FASD can look normal, but struggle with normal. Only 1 out of 10 will have the visible physical characteristics associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.
  4. Most people with FASD will have a normal intelligence.  Some will have high intellect and still struggle.  The majority will need…

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