1. CE offered through CEBrokers for Florida LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, CMSW
This one-hour presentation will discuss the similarities and differences between Autism
and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ASD/FASD). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
(FASD) cover various conditions caused by moms drinking alcohol during pregnancy,
leading to changes in the body and brain. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex brain-related condition. Some experts think that when moms drink during pregnancy, it might raise the chances of their child having ASD, especially if there’s a family history. This review aims to break down the research on the possible connection between FASD and ASD. Studies in this area have given mixed results, showing both similarities and differences between the two conditions. What’s interesting is that both disorders often get misunderstood or not recognized enough. So, it’s crucial to look beyond the obvious signs and pay attention to subtler traits and less severe cases.
Presented By Kathryn Shea, LCSW, FASD United Board Member
Over 35 years of experience in the field