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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.
Technical assistance: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (PDF)
Online Learning Tips
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Online Learning for
Students with BI/FASD
What is FASD? (FASD Project Video)
The FASD Project [https://thefasdproject.org]
FASD Professional Development Page
- Understanding the Brain Learning Series
- 8 Magic Keys - Video
- Education and FASD Toolkit
- Challenging Behavior and Executive Function Modules
- Level 2 Brain Injury Training Modules
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- Family Colorado PSA
- Little Girl Colorado PSA
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- Mother and Son Colorado PSA
- Parent Resources
- Educator Resources
For more information, please contact:
Brain Injury Specialist
Email Jody Dickerson
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