If you have concerns about your child, it is important to discuss them with your health or social service provider especially if you know or suspect that there was alcohol exposure during pregnancy. An early diagnosis can improve the outcome of people with FASD especially if it comes with appropriate supports and services.

A diagnosis of FASD is not simple. Assessment or diagnosis of FASD is made by a multidisciplinary team of specialists that may consist of: physician, pediatrician, psychologist, speech and language pathologist, child development specialist, social worker and an occupational therapist. This team will make the diagnosis.