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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Definition: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a descriptive term (not a diagnostic term) used to describe a group of conditions or a range of effects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These effects can include physical issues and difficulties with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a combination of these conditions. These conditions can affect each person in different ways, and can range from mild to severe. The most well-known diagnosis within this umbrella category is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) – which only represents a portion of persons with effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.

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Professional Development

FASD Professional Development Page

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Overview Webinar
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webinar Series: School-Based Strategies
  • 8 Magic Key Video
  • Level 2 Brain Injury Training (Video Modules - 4 Parts): Eligibility and School-Based Inter-Disciplinary Assessment and Intervention: A Common Sense Approach


Public Service Announcements Page

  • Family Colorado PSA
  • Little Girl Colorado PSA
  • Happy Hour Colorado PSA
  • Mother and Son Colorado PSA


FASD Resources Page

  • Parent Resources
  • Educator Resources
  • Organizations


For more information, please contact:

Heather Hotchkiss
Email Heather Hotchkiss
Phone: 303-866-6739

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