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FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 

2014 FASD Governor’s Proclamation

CARE of Southeastern Michigan is a regional leader in addressing the needs surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – the life long disability from alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

 

Alcohol and Pregnancy don’t mix.

Beyond the global and universal prevention message of being alcohol and drug free for a healthy pregnancy, CARE works with women BEFORE they are pregnant to reduce the risk of an alcohol exposed pregnancy.

 

CARE provides Project CHOICES

A guided educational activity specific to women ages 15-45 in learning more about alcohol consumption and reproductive health.     

Here’s what previous participants say,

“I was shocked when I found out how much I was drinking. If you are using
drugs/alcohol & having unprotected sex, this is a very helpful & educational program.”

“Do it, it will help youunderstand drugs/alcohol/pregnancy. [You] will learn a lot about
yourself also and how to deal with certain issues.”

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a hidden disability – Often misunderstood, undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD alone.

CARE provides education and training to allied health professionals, school professionals, and service providers in preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies, as well as identifying and screening for FASD,  and how to help an individual with an FASD achieve their goals.

Project Choices Flyer   Self Quiz

E + R = O

Learning more about what is behind the behaviors of FASD – the “E – EVENT”, helps parents, caregivers, service providers, teachers, and others learn how to RESPOND differently – the “R”, in order to help reach a better OUTCOME – the “O”.

 

TRIUMPH through the Challenges of FASD

A workshop for parents, and caregivers to learn helpful strategies in parenting an individual with an FASD.
It has made the world of difference for parents who didn’t understand their son and thought his inconsistencies and illogic were willful and defiant. When they learned his differences were actually due to changes in the brain – the parents fundamentally shifted their mindset.

TRIUMPH through the Challenges of FASD for TEACHERS

Provides similar foundational information about FASD and specific teaching strategies to help the student achieve.

Both workshops are FREE.
(Workbook cost range is $20-$25.00)

 

“My child may have an FASD – now what?”

CARE can provide information and resources to help parents, caregivers, and families navigate diagnostic exams, and next steps for helpful services after the diagnosis. We are a phone call away.