Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

FASD Defined:
Each year, as many as 40,000 babies are born with an FASD, an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. The term FASD refers to conditions such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Alcohol-Related Neuro-Developmental disorder (ARND), and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD).

Symptoms/Signs of FASD:

  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Disability
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Learning Disability
  • Birth Defects

BMS Treatment Options for FASD:

There is no cure for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or its comparable conditions, so patients with these disorders receive the same type of services as other individuals with severe and persistant Mental Illness and developmental disorders. Families with children or adolescents struggling with the effects of FASD will benefit from Family Outreach. Although incurable, FASD is 100% preventable. At Behavior Management Systems, our focus is on preventing FASD with our Full Circle Addiction Program.

Contact Behavior Management Systems for an individual assessment on treatment for FASD.

More Information about Fetal Alcohol Disorder from the National Institutes of Health
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