Support crucial as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder rates climb

Schools work to balance student needs as three per cent of Ontario children, aged seven to nine, have FASD.

Twice as common as Autism Spectrum Disorder and 28 times more common than Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is becoming one of the leading known causes of developmental disability in Canada.

According to the Canada FASD Research Network, roughly three per cent of Ontario children, aged seven to nine, have FASD. A 2018 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimates one million Canadians are living with the disorder. (Read more…)