AACBT QLD Pub Discussion: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Did you know that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than autism spectrum disorders and are often misdiagnosed?
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More common than spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the leading non-genetic cause of intellectual disability in children.
FASD result in a confusing, complex array of intellectual, behavioural, adaptive, mental health and physical health issues that are often poorly recognised and understood by parents and professionals alike.
Ninety four percent of individuals with FASD have a comorbid mental health condition. These conditions and interactions with the criminal justice system often come to define many of these individuals, concealing their underlying brain injury and resulting in ineffective treatment paradigms.
Fortunately, there are a variety of approaches such as the neurobehavioral approach, and collaborative and proactive solutions that may assist individuals with FASD and their families.
Get the latest from one of Australia’s experts in this area and discover how to identify FASD, understand the key diagnostic dilemmas and walk away with effective ways of working with individuals and families affected by FASD.