FASD Fact #6: Diagnosis AND Understanding prevent poor outcomes

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FASD Fact #6: Diagnosis and understanding of the disorder is key in avoiding poor outcomes for individuals with FASDs.

  • Diagnosis on the FASD spectrum is important, and understanding how fetal alcohol exposure impacts the brain, and therefore behavior, is equally important.
  • Diagnosis and understanding leads to more functional families who are better able to care for their loved ones with FASDs.

(Petrenko et al, 2016)

50 FASD Facts is a creation of FAFASD, Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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