FASD Facts

1 in 20 individuals are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the USA. Thousands are not diagnosed.

1 in 20 individuals are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the USA. Thousands are not diagnosed.

 
 

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FASD)…

Signs and Symptoms

FASDs refer to the whole range of effects that can happen to a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These conditions can affect each person in different ways, and can range from mild to severe. Less than 20% of those affected with FASD have an external feature that the average person would recognize.

A person with an FASD might have:

  • Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip (this ridge is called the philtrum)

  • Small head size

  • Shorter-than-average height

  • Low body weight

  • Poor coordination

  • Hyperactive behavior

  • Difficulty with attention

  • Poor memory

  • Difficulty in school (especially with math)

  • Learning disabilities

  • Speech and language delays

  • Intellectual disability or low IQ

  • Poor reasoning and judgment skills

  • Sleep and sucking problems as a baby

  • Vision or hearing problems

  • Problems with the heart, kidneys, or bones

    TO LEARN MORE:
    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/facts.html

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