The range of effects that alcohol can cause to a baby exposed to alcohol before birth are called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities. Thousands of babies are born with an FASD each year.
The good news is that FASD is completely preventable. If a women does not drink alcohol while she is pregnant, her child cannot get FASD.
To increase awareness of the impact of alcohol-exposed pregnancies, collaborate with agencies to establish resources, coordinate interventions and diagnostic services for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.