Hello and welcome to our site! Take a look around and learn about the effects of FASD and the interventions available to support individuals affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
"Intervention on FASD" Network Action Team
Canada FASD Research Network
This site introduces the neurobehavioural difficulties that may appear throughout the lifespan of individuals with FASD. It is important to recognize that, being a spectrum disorder, FASD can look different for different individuals. Not all individuals with FASD will experience all of the issues presented here. However, this site summarizes the common neurobehavioural features of FASD found in current research. The problems presented on this site are not necessarily gender specific.
KnowFASD is an outreach project created by the "Intervention on FASD" Network Action Team (iNAT) of the Canada FASD Research Network
About FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of disabilities that result from prenatal alcohol exposure. It is the leading known cause of developmental disability in Canada. The medical diagnoses of FASD include:
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Partial FASD (pFAS); and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). You may find FASD sometimes referred to as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE) in older literature.
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada