A more complete term than Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which is a wide range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder / FASD can include physical disabilities, as well as difficulties with behavior and learning. There FASD related conditions are permanent and lifelong, and there is no cure.
Below, we will try to answer a lot of the common questions related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Read through these questions and answers, and then contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns, or to get help with FAS and FASD related topics.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for allowing us to leverage much of their FAQ content for this section.