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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Synonyms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Alcohol, Fetal Effects of
  • Alcoholic Embryopathy
  • Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
  • FAS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results due to maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. The range and severity of associated abnormalities may vary greatly from case to case. However, characteristic features may include growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation); malformations of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region; brain abnormalities; and/or additional physical findings. FAS may also be associated with varying degrees of mental retardation, learning abnormalities, and/or behavioral problems that, in some cases, may occur in the absence of obvious physical abnormalities.
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    Organizations related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Family Empowerment Network: Supporting Families Affected by FAS/FAE
      Dept. Of Family Medicine
      Madison WI 53703
      Phone #: 608-262-6590
      800 #: 800-462-5254
      e-mail: fen@fammed.wisc.edu
      Home page: N/A
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
      6000 Executive Blvd Ste 400
      Bethesda MD 20892-7003
      Phone #: 301-443-3860
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
      6001 Executive Blvd
      Rockville MD 20892-9663
      Phone #: 301-443-4513
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
      Colonial Place Three
      Arlington VA 22201-3042
      Phone #: 703-524-7600
      800 #: 800-999-6264
      e-mail: membership@nami.org
      Home page: http://www.nami.org
    • National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
      The Teaching Research Institute
      Monmouth OR 97361
      Phone #: 800-438-9376
      800 #: 800-438-9376
      e-mail: info@nationaldb.org
      Home page: http://www.nationaldb.org
    • National Mental Health Association
      2001 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-684-7722
      800 #: 800-969-6642
      e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
      Home page: http://www.nmha.org
    • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
      1211 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
      Phone #: 215-751-1810
      800 #: 800-553-4539
      e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
      Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org
    • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
      900 17th Street NW
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-785-4585
      800 #: 800-666-6327
      e-mail: info@nofas.org
      Home page: http://www.nofas.org
    • Perkins School for the Blind
      175 North Beacon St.
      Watertown MA 02472
      Phone #: 617-924-3434
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: Info@Perkins.org
      Home page: http://www.Perkins.org
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



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