1-DAY TRAINING: Advocating for Individuals and Families Living in Arkansas with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
November 12, 2021 8:30am-5:30pm
This all-day training will provide an overview of diagnosis, ramifications, interventions and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2-5% of U.S. children have FASD. To put this in perspective, FASD surpasses the prevalence of Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or autism spectrum disorders. Estimates are that the prevalence of FASD among children in foster care approaches 70%. Since FASD is widely misdiagnosed and undiagnosed many children and adults with FASD are, likewise, never diagnosed as having secondary neurodevelopmental disabilities.