Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.  These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning.  Often, people with FASDs have a mix of these problems.

CLICK HERE to learn more about FASDs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Local Prevention & Treatment Resources:
Berks Parents Services Collaborative Program – Helping women who have a history of drug and alcohol issues make healthy choices for themselves and their children.
Berks Counseling Center Maternal Intervention & Support Services (MISS) – Services for mothers or pregnant women with a history of substance abuse.

National Resources:
FASDs Training and Education from the CDC
“FASD by the Numbers” – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
FASD – “Stomp Out the Stigma”Campaign
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
NOFAS State Affiliate Network