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What can help reduce the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

“Protective factors” can help reduce the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and help people with these conditions reach their full potential.

Protective factors include:

  • Diagnosis before 6 years of age
  • Loving, nurturing and stable home environment during the school years
  • Absence of violence
  • Involvement in special education and social services

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