The Nine Most Important Facts About FASD

The Central Nervous System (brain) is the organ most vulnerable and most often injured by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
Most individuals with significant brain damage show no visible physical signs of their impairment.
Significant fetal damage can occur before a woman realizes she is pregnant. Drinking during the first trimester is even more dangerous than drinking later in pregnancy.
There is no safe amount of alcohol to consume during pregnancy. Any consumption whatsoever puts the fetus at risk. (Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics)
FASD is 100% preventable. If alcohol is not consumed during pregnancy, FASD cannot occur. 
All types of alcohol are potentially damaging to fetal development. Beer, wine, home brew, and hard alcohol-anything containing alcohol is harmful.
The damage alcohol does to affected individuals is permanent. There is no therapy regime or medication that can undo brain damage.
Early diagnosis and intervention is critical to promoting positive long-term outcomes for individuals with FASD.
There is much schools can do to maximize the learning opportunities for individuals with FASD.