Justin J. Boseck, Ph.D., doesn’t like what he sees when it comes to the number of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). He’s hoping that other people around North Dakota are as concerned as he is.
The Neuropsychology Resident with Trinity Health is inviting healthcare professionals, educators and all others with an interest in FASD to a meeting August 14 to gauge interest in reviving a statewide task force to highlight the impact that FASD has on those affected, their caregivers, and the community.
FASD is an umbrella term that describes a range of effects that can occur in a child whose mother consumed
alcohol during pregnancy. The effects have lifelong implications for the child, including attention issues, possible low IQ, learning disabilities, abnormal facial features, and a variety of behavioral problems.
The prevalence of FASD is about one in 100 compared to one in 88 for Autistic Disorders,” Dr. Boseck indicated. “”Given the harm to children and the social costs