FASD Connection Peel is a community of caregivers with a mission to encourage and equip others living and supporting individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Region of Peel. We endeavor to raise awareness about the prevention of FASD, to provide practical information and support to caregivers as well as to advocate for better systems and resources within the Region of Peel.

WHAT IS FASD?

Description

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term describing a spectrum of effects to an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol.

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Prevention

FASD is a preventable birth defect. The brain of an unborn baby develops throughout the entire pregnancy making them vulnerable to damage from alcohol exposure at any time.

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis involves a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that includes a history, physical examination, and neurodevelopmental assessment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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4Oct 2017

Educating Educators About FASD

Another school year is underway and the reorganization of classes has taken place. Teachers have examined their revised class lists trying to identify potential challenges, hoping there won’t be too [...]

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