Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to “describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. It is a life-long neurodevelopmental disorder that occurs in all cultures and levels of society causing mild to severe impairment in physical, cognitive, sensory and behavioural development.” – FASD Network of Saskatchewan.

Some children who are waiting to be adopted may have had previous prenatal exposure to drugs and/or alcohol. Families wanting to know more about FASD are encouraged to visit the FASD Network of Saskatchewan or the SK Prevention Institute for more detailed information and support services.

Carol Bothwell Library

ASCS also has resources on FASD in our library.

FASD Network of Saskatchewan

Detailed information and support services.

SK Prevention Institute

Detailed information and support services.

FASD Diagnosis and Assessment Services

Access Diagnosis and Assessment Services.

Canada FASD Research Network

Basic information and fact sheet on FASD.