What is FAS?

 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

What is FAS?

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 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 


FASD Symptoms


Mood Swings

  • Impulsive and uninhibited
  • Passive and with drawn one minute, switching to volatile temper tantrums the next.
  • Unpredictable; may need 24 hour supervision

Defensive and Stubborn

  • Unable (not unwilling) to accept responsibility
  • Self-centered; behave as if the world revolves around them
  • Always having to have their own way and willing to do anything to have it
  • Demand and expect immediate gratification.
  • Skilled at shifting blame
  • Engaging and charismatic yet creative at reframing reality (lying stealing, etc.)

Lack of Self Discipline

  • Moral chameleons; excessive vulnerability to peer influence.
  • Hyperactive in non-goal directed activity.
  • Unable to stay focused on task, ie to follow rules, finish household chores, school assignments or keep commitments.
  • Shortsighted
  • Impulsive sexually (aggressive or vulnerable)

Genuine Innocence and Detached Attitude

  • Toward the predicaments they get themselves and their families into.
  • Toward authority when caught breaking the rules of society.
  • Toward their behavior and consequences.

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