Ann Streissguth, a pioneering researcher in FASD, did a study of 400+ people who had been diagnosed with an FASD, to pinpoint exactly what behaviors were associated with FASD. The study, published in 1996, not only created a portrait of the
Myths about FASD
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about FASD, which is sometimes surprising because it’s not only been identified as a disorder for 40 years, but a great deal of research has been done on it as well. In any
What is the NB Approach to FASD?
The NB approach, or neurobehavioral approach, also called the brain-based approach, is an understanding of FASDs as a physical disability. Because alcohol causes structural, developmental, and even cellular differences in the brain as it is developing in utero, FASD is
FASD: Why get it diagnosed?
For many parents, professionals and individuals who already have a confirmed FASD diagnosis, this is a confusing question. Why wouldn’t you want a correct medical diagnosis of an FASD? For most of us, proper and accurate diagnosis has opened doors
What is FASD?
FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which is a brain-based disability caused by alcohol exposure in utero. The FASD(s) include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), pFAS (partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), ARND (Alcohol Related Neurobehavioral Disorder), all medical diagnoses, and the