The following are some misconceptions that many people believe about FASD.
- FASD means the child is mentally retarded.
- Behavioral problems associated with FASD are all due to poor parenting and a bad living environment.
- Children will just “grow out of it”
- Mothers had an easy choice not to drink during pregnancy and were just careless.
Source: Emory University, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (2011)
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