Information about FASD

FASD Resources

Learn about FASD topics such as general information, advocacy, school/education, transitioning to adulthood and personal stories from people with FASD.

FASD Support/Services

Find your nearest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder services such as FASD support groups, FASD Workers, Indigenous-specific services, diagnostic services and FASD Action Networks. Support groups that have received subsidies are listed here.

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FAQs about FASD

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are common questions with answers. Here are some common questions about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges. Challenges can occur in the following areas of development:

  • Physical – birth defects and motor skills
  • Mental – cognitive, memory, decision making
  • Behavioural – angry outbursts, trouble getting along in the world
  • Learning – poor school performance, trouble with abstract thinking

Getting diagnosed early and having the right supports can improve outcomes. Find out more FASD information for Ontario

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You can access additional information through the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE) website.