FASD Fact #30: Multiple, systemic barriers are in place that prevent awareness and help for people with FASDS.
FASD Fact #30: Wide-spread, systemic barriers prevent understanding and support for people living with FASDs.
System Level Barriers that lead to difficulty understanding FASDs:
Lack of knowledge about FASD and understanding of how it presents
Inadequate training of providers
Inadequate community education
Lack of diagnostic capacity
Lack of intervention services
These all lead to secondary characteristics.
From: Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug;18(6):1496-505. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1390-y. Prevention of secondary conditions in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: identification of systems-level barriers. Petrenko CL1, ahir N, Mahoney EC, Chin NP