Getting an FASD diagnosis is important for both the individual being assessed, as well as their family.
Identifying individuals who may be affected by an FASD is the first step in getting them connected to the support they will need to reach their full potential. A diagnosis helps to identify the strengths and deficits of the individual. As a result, a meaningful and more effective intervention plan for relevant services and support can be created. And for the family, a diagnosis can provided an overall greater understanding, acceptance and more realistic expectations.
Read an inspirational personal diagnosis story by Linda Rosenblaum, “What Can Testing Tell Us?”