Even though there is no cure for FASD, there are things you can do help your child reach their full potential:

  • Give your child continual encouragement. Nurture their strengths and abilities.
  • Nurture their strengths and abilities.
  • Get an early diagnosis (before 6 years of age)
  • Ensure your child has special education/support services that understand FASD as early as possible (exceptionality designation, and Individual Education Plan which includes the required supports, accommodations, tools, learning and safety plans etc.)
  • Learn as much as you can about FASD, how to parent and provide support to improve outcomes your child
  • Provide a loving, nurturing and stable home environment
  • Create an environment free of violence. Teach your child how to express anger and frustration in other ways
  • Make sure you let your child know you love them just as they are and you will be there for them if they need it (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018)