Chicago Department of Public Health – 2013
A public health brief on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Describes what FASD is and presents data on its prevalence. Discusses maternal risk factors for FASD. Lists signs and symptoms of FASD. Discusses issues related to diagnosis and treatment, noting some of the problems faced by persons with FASD. Discusses types of treatment, including early intervention for young children diagnosed with FASD. Notes new interventions currently being studied. Describes the importance of screening and preventive interventions. Discusses the need for continued advocacy and legislation to address FASD.