FASD in a Nutshell
  • FASD is the leading known cause of mental retardation.
  • Most individuals with FASD have normal intelligence.
  • FASD causes serious social and behavior problems.
  • Each year in the US 5,000 babies are born with FAS.
  • Five times as many are born with alcohol related disorders.
  • No amount of alcohol is known to be safe during pregnancy.
  • Alcohol causes more damage to baby than any other drug.
  • FAS and related disorders are 100% preventable.