5 misconceptions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Children and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders struggle with lifelong learning and behavioral problems. Without appropriate support, they are at high risk for secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, trouble with the law, school disruption, and substance abuse.

Christie Petrenko, assistant professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a research psychologist at the Mt. Hope Family Center, discusses what she calls the “largest preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States.”

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