Fetal Alcohol Syndrome | Developmental Topics

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Guidelines for Referral and Diagnosis -  This document represents the deliberations of clinicians, researchers, parents, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, whose main goals were to increase the identification of individuals with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) using uniform criteria, and to improve the delivery of appropriate services to those individuals and their families. These new guidelines will help achieve those goals by educating medical and allied health professionals about FAS.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Toolkit - The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit was developed by the AAP to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions.

 Craniofacial features associated with fetal alcohol syndrome -  A characteristic pattern of mild facial anomalies, including small eye openings (i.e., short palpebral fissures), a thin upper lip, or flattened ridges between the base of the nose and the upper lip (i.e., a flattened philtrum) associated with FAS.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Guidelines for referral and diagnosis -  National Guideline Clearinghouse's guidelines for diagnosis of FAS and referral information.  

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Getting a Diagnosis -  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) information about understanding the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders.

SAMHSA: Grab and Go Information -  Information created by the SAMHSA about FAS including fact sheets, brochures, posters, and public service announcements.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders  - Information from the CDC on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders including information for parents and families.

Internet Resources and Websites

  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - The FAS Family Resource Institute is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to identify, understand, and care for each person with FASD.
  • FAS Arizona -  FAS Arizona provides information about FAS and resources available throughout the state of Arizona.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Sponsored by the Tucson, Arizona based FAS Community Resource Center, this website offers information about FAS including articles, statistics, and additional resources.

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