Do you suspect that your child or teen may be affected by exposure to alcohol during the pregnancy?
Alcohol exposure can affect the developing fetus in several ways. However, the main problem is behavior.
A child may not have the typical face we think of as FASD. In fact, he or she may be of normal intelligence and have no physical symptoms. However, the developing brain may have been
affected so that they:
- Make poor decisions
- Do not consider the consequences of their actions
- Act out when frustrated and have melt-downs
- Lie even when the truth would do just as well
- May be considered ADHD, emotionally disordered, learning disabled
- Do not remember what they have been taught
Join an online PHP 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.
There are 2 support meetings each month, each focused on a specific age group.
- For those with elementary school children, the group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:20 PM.
- For those with older children/teens, the group meets on the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month from 7:30-9:00 PM.
Check the PHP website for future meeting dates. Contact volunteer facilitator, Shirley Sparks-Greif, for more information about these meetings.
Most PHP webinars, support groups and services are FREE! We are committed to providing innovative, high-quality online content to families like yours. Please consider making a voluntary donation to help us continue this important work for families raising children with special needs throughout our community! Thank you!