FASD is a brain-based disorder that results from fetal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. Many brain functions are affected and result in a range of problems with: memory, recall, mental stamina, interpreting and applying abstract concepts, impulsivity, judgment, adjustment to change, capacity to predict outcomes, ability to understand another person’s perspective, and noticing indirect social cues. There are many secondary problems that develop in the lives of people living with FASD, including: mental health problems, poor academic achievement, inability to live independently, substance use problems, and trouble with the law.

External Links