Wyoming Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include, physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis.
What is the Impact of FASD?
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How do I Join the Wyoming FASD Stakeholder's Group?
Please contact Maggie Loghry at (307) 777-7936 (toll free 1-800-535-4006) or by email at email@example.com.
Where do I Start?
A comprehensive neuro-psychological evaluation must be conducted to accurately assess individuals who have been exposed to alcohol in utero. A good starting point for this assessment is The NeuroDevelopment Center of Colorado. The NeuroDevelopment Center of Colorado is an independent clinic. It was founded by Dr. Skalicky to provide a children's hospital evaluation model for families in and around the Fort Collins community. The NeuroDevelopment Center of Colorado serves children with developmental, learning and behavioral challenges. NCC's Psychologists have trained in some of the nation's leading medical centers and recognize the value of a broad evaluation. Evaluations assess cognitive abilities, academic skills, communication and emotional/behavioral status. More specialized testing of memory, executive functions and Autism-specific characteristics is also available.
The NeuroDevelopment Center of Colorado participates in the following insurance networks:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- United Healthcare
- Wyoming Medicaid
- Kaiser Permanente (administered by Value Options)
- Mines and Associates
Additional resources for evaluations
Mark J Watt, PhD, JD, ABPP
Office in Laramie
How do Providers and Parents Learn More about FASD?
These websites contain resources and additional information.
FASD Center for Excellence
FASD Fact Sheet
FASD Competency-Based Curriculum for Medical and Allied Health Education & Practice
Wyoming's Family and Child Health Section (WDH)
Baby development information, diagnosis, assessments, and screening
CDC Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Application (Developed by the CDC)
Resources from Utah Department of Health
Healthy Baby: Baby Your Baby (Utah)
Resources and Checklists
Last updated 1/28/14 jj