FASD Fact #34: Myths about FASD, which includes the idea that “nothing works” for people with FASDs, create barriers to care.

Myth: “nothing works” for people with FASDs.

Reality: we cannot cure the brain differences caused by FASDs, but understanding FASD and its impact on the brain, recognizing the associated behavioral symptoms, and responding with accommodations and environmental change creates positive change for people with FASDs and their families!

Sources:Petrenko, et al, 2017; Petrenko et al, 2016; Olson et al, Families Moving Forward program