Hope and Support for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Hope and Support for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
20 Mar

Hope and Support for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Here at Deliver the Dream, we have sometimes put the charitable donations we have received from generous donors like you to work helping children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. As a charity that supports children, we have been able to offer help to them and their families through our programs. 

As the CDC explains, “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.”

There is no cure for fetal alcohol syndrome, but there are treatments that can alleviate the symptoms. 

Coping with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

“Research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development,” the CDC says. Involvement in special education and social services, like the programs our kids’ charity, is among the “protective factors” that they say can help reduce the effects of FASDs and help people with these conditions reach their full potential.1, 2

Early intervention relies on knowing what signs to look for. According to the CDC, a child with an FASD might display some of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip 
  • Small head size
  • Shorter-than-average height
  • Low body weight
  • Poor coordination
  • Hyperactive behavior and difficulty paying attention
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty in school (especially with math)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech and language delays
  • Intellectual disability or low IQ
  • Poor reasoning and judgment skills
  • Sleep and sucking problems as a baby
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Problems with the heart, kidneys, or bones

Our nonprofit children’s charity has hosted retreats for children with fetal alcohol syndrome and their families. Helping these children is incredibly rewarding and is only possible with charitable donations from our community. We thank you for your support.