September 16, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Do you suspect that your child may be affected by exposure to alcohol during pregnancy?
Come to a support group for parents and caregivers who are facing the same challenges. The emphasis is on what to do, not on what caused the condition. Alcohol exposure can affect the developing fetus in several ways, but the long-term outcome for the affected individual relates to behavior. Most children with FASD have a perfectly normal appearance. In fact, he/she may be of normal intelligence and have no physical symptoms. However, the developing brain may have been affected in a number of ways including the following:
- Make poor decisions
- Do not consider the consequences of their actions
- Act out when frustrated and have melt-downs
- Steal and lie when the truth would do just as well
- May be considered ADHD, emotionally disordered, learning disabled
- Do not remember what they have been taught
We are currently meeting on Zoom. To join a meeting, please email the volunteer facilitator, Shirley Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org.