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Each page contains information about a specific neurobehavioural difficulty or secondary disability associated with FASD and provides intervention tips, resources, and links relevant to the issue at hand.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of disabilities that result from prenatal alcohol exposure. It is the leading known cause of developmental disability in Canada. The medical diagnoses of FASD include:

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Partial FASD (pFAS); and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). You may find FASD sometimes referred to as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE) in older literature.

The Pan-Canadian FASD Initiative is a collaborative effort designed to ensure that everyone committed to action on FASD is working towards common goals. The Initiative is reflected in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Framework for Action that was developed in consultation with organizations at the community, provincial, territorial and national levels.

The Public Health Agency of Canada works with the First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health Branch (External link) of Health Canada and others in the Health Portfolio on FASD.

The above information is from the Public Health Agency of Canada's FASD page: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/dca-dea/prog-ini/fasd-etcaf/index-eng.php

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