Day 63 of 99 Days to FASDay

Ten years later we are still facing a lack of knowledge from physicians and health care providers when dealing with #FASD

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Day 63 of 99 Days to FASDay

Risk Factors for Adverse Life Outcomes in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects

Ann P. Streissguth, PH.D., Fred L. Bookstein, PH.D., Helen M. Barr, M.A., M.S., Paul D.Sampson, PH.D., Kieran O’Malley, M.B., D.A.B.P.N. (P), Julia Kogan Young, M.Ed.

Many of us in the FASD world will have heard about this Study (this link is to the section this post refers to) and see/hear quotes and stats from it, but for those of you who have never read it, or are new to FASD, I encourage you to read it. Although the authors state: “It is a referred clinical sample, and as such cannot be considered representative of all people born with FAS/FAE,” it is a snapshot in time of 415 individuals ages 6 – 51. Although each person with FASD is unique and their behaviours and challenges and strengths will be unique, it does provide information that shows that…

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