Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment by a Multidisciplinary Team in a Rural Area

Access to diagnostic and assessment services for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in adults is relatively rare in the world. Since 2002, the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (LCFASD) in northeastern Alberta has been providing community- based, mobile diagnostic and assessment services for adults prenatally exposed to alcohol. This article describes the community-based model developed by the LCFASD, the clinical findings of the diagnostic team and the successes and challenges experienced by the team.

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