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The most serious and most common cause of mental retardation in the U.S. is fetal alcohol syndrome.

The effects of FASD depend on the timing and frequency of alcohol consumption during the pregnancy. Some of the outcomes are:
  • Abnormal facial features
  • Growth defects
  • Brain damage, including mental retardation
  • Heart, lung, and kidney defects
  • Hyperactivity and behavior problems
  • Attention and memory problems
  • Poor coordination and motor skill delays
  • Difficulty with judgment and reasoning
  • Learning disabilities

For our newsletter and blog this month we are discussing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The blog topics for this month are:

  • What is FASD (6/5/15)
  • FASD: Who is at risk? (6/12/15)
  • What are the effects of FASD? (6/19/15)
  • FASD: Legal Implications (6/26/15)

Note: To see all posts in this topic, click here

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