Across the lifespan, several protective factors have been associated with improved functioning for individuals with FASDs: stable nurturing caregiving, early diagnosis, absence of violence, stable home placements, and eligibility for social and educational services (i.e., special education).
Source: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2008. Print.
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