Medical and allied health professionals play a crucial role in advising pregnant patients not to drink, and in identifying patients with FAS/FASD to ensure they receive proper care and services. Talk to your patients, especially women between 18-44 about alcohol use during pregnancy. Give a clear, consistent message: There is no safe time, no safe kind and no safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy.
NOFAS Fact Sheet: What the healthcare system should know
Educators play a pivotal role in determining whether children with FASD reach their maximum potential. Children with FASD can learn — but they may need a different approach to enable learning.
NOFAS Fact Sheet: What School Systems Need to Know
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