What is FASD
FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It is the result of an alcohol exposed pregnancy that affects the developing brain and body of an individual before they were born. FASD is a lifelong, neurodevelopmental condition, often referred to as a hidden disability.
FASD is a spectrum and each person with FASD is affected differently. Each person with FASD has both strengths and challenges, they and their families need support to learn FASD-informed strategies to help them prosper. When an early diagnosis is made, the right supports are put in place in education, at home and in the workplace, then individuals are more likely to succeed and achieve throughout life (source - FASD Hub Scotland)