Article reposted from: canfasd blog CanFASD Research and Publications

This guide is intended for caregivers (birth parents, kinship caregivers, foster parents, or adoptive parents) of children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol, and who are soon-to-be assessed for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), or have recently been diagnosed with FASD.

If you or a health care professional believe that your child may have FASD due to atypical behaviour and development or confirmed alcohol exposure during pregnancy, and your child has begun their journey towards a diagnosis or has recently received a diagnosis, it is important to know what to expect moving forward.

This guide will inform you of potential signs and symptoms of FASD, how to seek out a diagnosis, what the diagnostic process looks like and what it will tell you, who is involved in the diagnostic process, and what to do after a diagnosis.