On Tuesday, September 9 CAS of Toronto honoured FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) day. This day is recognized around the world to bring awareness and greater understanding of the importance of FASD as a public health issue in terms of both prevention of the birth of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and treatment for individuals living with an FASD and their families. FASD is the term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioural and or learning disabilities. FASD is preventable.
The booklet attached below is an introduction to basic strategies for managing the challenges associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is intended for parents and care providers (whether biological, foster, kinship or adoptive), as well as service providers and educators. This booklet is a project of the Toronto FASD Coordinating Network.
click here to view the FASD Booklet.