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. The related condition is called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD. The resulting issues tend to be in the areas of behavior and school-related challenges.
A child may not have the typical facial characteristics that many often believe indicate fetal alchohol exposure. 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 the monthly support group for adoptive families affected by FASD. Learn alongside other families facing the same challenges.
- 3rd Wednesday of each month
- 7:30 – 9 PM Pacific Time
Check the PHP website for future meeting dates. You will need to register each month to receive the Zoom link to attend.
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!