Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the most severe consequence of prenatal alcohol exposure, and is defined by a characteristic pattern of facial anomalies, growth retardation, and central nervous system dysfunction. The term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) represents individuals experiencing significant impairments associated with prenatal alcohol exposure, including not only those with FAS, but also those who might be diagnosed with other related conditions, such as Partial FAS, Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), or Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD).