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pin Marion County Sheriff’s Office – Jail Admin/Visitation Building

August 2019

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Brain Development and Learning

Each year in the U.S. between 35,000 and 40,000 babies are born with a fetal alcohol-related disorder. Most individuals with FASD are never diagnosed. Problems related to prenatal alcohol exposure can include language, motor and cognitive delays which can include facial abnormalities, heart defects, and vision and hearing problems. The quality of life for individuals with FASD and their families can be drastically improved when appropriate interventions, services and support are initiated at a young age. Some problems associated with…

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