What is FASD?

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term that describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects can include lifelong physical, mental, and behavioural difficulties, as well as learning disabilities. FASD is the leading known cause of preventable disability among Canadians.  Although individuals with FASD cannot be cured, they are able to still lead rewarding and successful lives.