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?

   Click Here to view "These Nine Months: The Realities of Alcohol and Pregnancy"

 

 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 margarete.loghry@wyo.gov.

 

 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
  • Cigna
  • Wyoming Medicaid
  • ValueOptions
  • Kaiser Permanente (administered by Value Options)
  • Mines and Associates
Click here for more information:  http://www.neuro-development.com/
 
Additional resources for evaluations
 
Scott Wylie, Psy.D., MSCP, LLC 
www.medicalpsychassociates.org
Tel. (970) 372-8396
  Offices in Cheyenne and Loveland, CO

Mark J Watt, PhD, JD, ABPP
(307) 745-5415
   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

 

Mobile App:
  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