Definition of FASD

This definition of FASD was released by CanFASD (Canada FASD Research Network) in July 2019. It aims to reduce stigma, improve public understanding and encourage approaches based on an individual's strengths.

Diagnosis of FASD in Scotland (SIGN 156 guideline) includes a neurodevelopmental assessment. Significant difficulties must be found in at least three of the areas shown in the diagram for a diagnosis of FASD. A NICE FASD quality standard for England is expected to be published on 31st July 2020. NICE quality standards are also usually adopted by Wales.

 

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