Posted by Rick Taylor on May 04, 2017

Club President Brian Reid is thanking Bernadette O’Donnell for her presentation on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  FASD is also called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and can be the result of a woman drinking alcohol while pregnant.  Bernadette spoke about many of the results of this syndrome and also the misconceptions that frequently go with it. She especially wanted to point out that often someone who is diagnosed with autism, attention deficit problems or a variety of problems that are similar, are actually victims of FASD, but the examination did not go far enough to identify it. 

She is hoping that the recent opening of a clinic in Vernon will help to identify this problem and provide aid to victims of the syndrome – more information about this clinic can be seen at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fasd-clinic-vernon-1.3921902   

 
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