FASD Community Evaluation & Service
What is the FASD Diagnostic Team?
The FASD DiagnosticTeam serves children experiencing difficulties related to prenatal exposure to alcohol. Services include screening and multidisciplinary evaluations leading to diagnosis and recommendations for intervention.
What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are a range of disabilities resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE). Individuals with a PAE/FASD may present with a wide range of cognitive and/or physical differences determined by many variables—including when the alcohol was consumed (what was developing at that moment), how much was consumed, genetics, epigenetics, metabolism of the baby and pregnant person, stress level, etc. These variables contribute to how much and what kind of damage can occur, and inform the appropriate diagnosis and interventions.
PAE/FASD most often impacts the brain, which manages behavior, judgment, memory, learning, emotions, attention, impulse control, understanding cause and effect, and more.
All populations of Alaskans where alcohol is used are at risk for FASD.
The Fairbanks FASD Diagnostic Team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to FASD diagnosis. Diagnoses involve:
Parent Support Group
A Support and Discussion Group sponsored by Stone Soup Group is available for parents and caregivers of those of all ages affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
The goal of this group is to provide:
Join the Group
Join other caregivers of children and youth who experience an FASD for monthly informative conversations. This is a private Zoom for families and caregivers only. This group is facilitated by Stone Soup Group.