Development Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Although completely preventable, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, approximately 8% of pregnant women continue to consume alcohol during pregnancy. The severity of the disorder is closely related to the frequency with which a pregnant women drinks during pregnancy, the amount consumed at one time and whether she binge drinks. Symptoms include facial abnormalities, difficulty with learning and memory, emotional control, communication, social interaction and, in severe cases, difficulty with activities of daily life, such as bathing or eating.

There is no cure for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, but early treatment can help. It is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals, such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY).

Helpful links

You can find more information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders at these sites: