What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) occurs in all parts of Australian society where alcohol is consumed. It is a social issue not just a medical condition.
FASD is a:
- diagnostic term for severe neurodevelopmental impairments that result from prenatal alcohol exposure
- condition that has lifelong impacts on individuals, their families, caregivers and the wider community
It is not about attributing blame. It is everyone's responsibility to educate, support and assist - partners, family members, friends, health professionals.