Spotlight on FASD – now thought to be as prevalent as autism in our young people | Emily Marbaix

FASD, or Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is on the rise in our schools and is now thought to affect as many of our young people as autism does (around 1 in 100 students). Learn more about it here as well as how you can support children in your classroom who have FASD.
What is FASD?

The FASD Trust tells us that:

FASD is a series of preventable birth defects caused entirely by a woman drinking alcohol at any time during her pregnancy, often even before she knows that she is pregnant. Beer, wine, spirits –  it’s all the same to the developing baby.

The term “Spectrum” is used because…

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