People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) often have some of the factors below in their history.
- Raised in foster care or adopted.
- A history of chemical dependency / child protection.
- Received many diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, etc.
- Are easily distracted, hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive.
- Consistently displays extreme behavior (aggression, emotional instability).
- Have been involved with the criminal justice system.
- Has trouble remembering rules.
- Makes the same mistakes repeatedly.
- Displays difficulties in holding a job.
If you have experienced some of these factors, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) may be a contributing issue. Explore this website to learn more about the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy (including beer, wine, spirits, etc.).