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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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Online Learning Tips

Have you recently begun virtually supporting a students? Checkout the BrainSteps tips for online learning. 

Online Learning for
Students with BI/FASD

What is FASD? (FASD Project Video)

The FASD Project []



Professional Development

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


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:

Jody Dickerson
Brain Injury Specialist
Email Jody Dickerson
(720) 795-2273 

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