Support services for FASD inconsistent across Canada, prof says

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Support services for FASD inconsistent across Canada, prof says

A big challenge is that FASD is an invisible disability

By Francois Biber, CBC News

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A Saskatchewan university professor says Canada needs to step up its support and services for those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Over the summer University of Regina professor Michelle Stewart travelled across Canada’s provinces and territories speaking with individuals and families living with FASD.

FASD are a group of conditions that result from a mother who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Disorders include slight changes in facial features, short height, low body weight as well as hearing and vision problems.

What Stewart discovered was how devastated some families were because of a lack of services available nearby.

“I was quite struck at how devastating…

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