Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can affect children’s development. For example, heavy PAE is related to problems with behaviour and learning, which are likely caused by changes to the brain. However, we do not know much about how lower amounts of PAE affect children’s brains.
To ensure healthy, thriving societies, we need to promote the health and wellbeing of all Canadians, now and into the future. However, people with FASD and their support systems have been left out of the conversation for far too long. That is why we’re pushing for a National FASD Strategy.