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The challenge of fetal alcohol syndrome : overcoming secondary disabilities
Streissguth, Ann Pytkowicz.
Publication Information:
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [1997]

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xxvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Neurobehavioral and neuroanatomical effects of heavy prenatal exposure to alcohol / Sarah N. Mattson, Edward P. Riley -- Children of alcoholic mothers: results from Göteborg, Sweden / Marita Aronson -- Primary and secondary disabilities in fetal alcohol syndrome / Ann Streissguth ... [et al.] -- Development of the FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network in Washington state / Sterling Clarren, Susan Astley -- Assessment and treatment of an adult with FAS: neuropsychological and behavioral considerations / Kathleen Dyer, Gregory Alberts, George Niemann -- A study of stimulant medication in children with FAS / Jill Snyder ... [et al.] -- A demonstration classroom for young children with FAS / Patricia Tanner-Halverson -- A national survey of state directors of special education concerning students with FAS / Thomas Wentz -- Case managers and independent living instructors: practical hints and suggestions for adults with FAS / Claire Anita Schmucker -- An advocacy program for mothers with FAS/FAE / Therese Grant ... [et al.] -- FAS and the Social Security disability process: navigating the system / Peter H.D. McKee -- Representing the FAS client in a criminal case / Jeanice Dagher-Margosian -- A judicial perspective on FAS: memories of the making of Nanook of the North / C. Cunliffe Barnett -- Legal issues and FAS / Robin LaDue, Tom Dunne -- FAS: preventing and treating sexual deviancy / Natalie Novick -- Parent advocacy in FAS public policy change / Jocie DeVries, Ann Waller -- Spider web walking: hope for children with FAS through understanding / Jan Lutke -- Residential programs for persons with FAS: programming and economics / Joseph Hess, George Niemann -- Public health implications of FAS / Richard J. Jackson -- Rapporteurs' report: a summary of the conference / Fred Bookstein.
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In the first book of its kind, experts describe how to help people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A summary of recent findings and recommendations is presented by the team who conducted the largest study ever done on people of all ages with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. Twenty-one experts from the fields of human services, education, and criminal justice respond by describing their solutions to this problem of a birth defect that targets the brain and has lifelong consequences.

Some of the most crippling secondary disabilities that people with FAS/FAE face include mental health problems, disrupted school experience, inappropriate sexual behavior, trouble with the law, alcohol and drug problems, difficulty caring for their children, and homelessness.

This book acknowledges the diverse and multifaceted needs of people with FAS/FAE across the lifespan. It will be valuable for parents and the many professionals working with people with FAS/FAE.

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In 1996, an international conference on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome brought together more than 650 attendees to hear 62 people from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds address the topic of secondary disabilities associated with the syndrome and how they might be overcome. Secondary disabilities are those with which a person is not born and can presumably be ameliorated through proper intervention. The 22 papers in this volume range from those by lay persons to those by eminent researchers and cover a wide spectrum of issues. Most of the other presentations are abstracted in a helpful rapporteur's report. Because of the varying nature and quality of the papers, the collection will serve as a source book from which readers will selectively choose rather than as a volume to be read in its entirety. For libraries serving students in the helping professions and seeking to build special strength in that area. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. J. Hanson; SUNY College at Potsdam