Your source of accurate, up-to-date FASD information for Ontario
FASD Information for Ontario!
Welcome to FASD Ontario, your source of accurate, up-to-date Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) information for Ontario. This website will help you find the closest available FASD services, learn about a variety of FASD topics, read the latest FASD related news and find FASD training. We hope you visit the site often.
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.