The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Overcoming Secondary Disabilities

Edited by Ann Streissguth and Jonathan Kanter
Foreword by Mike Lowry
Introduction by Michael Dorris

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  • Published: 1997
  • Subject Listing: Health
  • Bibliographic information: 284 pp.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Series: Jessie and John Danz Lectures
  • Contents

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.
Foreword / Governor Mike Lowry
Preface / Ann Streissguth

Introduction / Michael Dorris
1. Neurobehavioral and Neuroanatomical Effects of Heavy Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol / Sarah N. Mattson and Edward P. Riley
2. Children of Alcoholic Mothers: Results from Goteborg, Sweden / Marita Aronson
3. Primary and Secondary Disabilities in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Ann Streissguth, Helen Barr, Julia Kogan and Fred Bookstein
4. Development of the FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network in Washington State / Sterling Clarren and Susan Astley
5. Assessment and Treatment of an Adult with FAS / Jill Snyder, Jo Nanson, Richard Snyder, and Gerald Block
6. A Study of Stimulant Medication in Children with FAS / Patricia Tanner-Halverson
7. A Demonstration Classroom for Young Children with FAS / Patricia Tanner-Halverson
8. A National Survey of State Directors of Special Education Concerning Students with FAS / Thomas Wentz
9. Case Managers and Independent Living Instructors: Practical Hints and Suggestions for Adults with FAS / Claire Anita Schmucker
10. An Advocacy Program for Mothers with FAS/FAE / Therese Grant, Cara Ernst, Ann Streissguth and Jennifer Porter
11. FAS and the Social Security Disability Process: Navigating the System / Peter H.D. McKee
12. Representing the FAS Client in a Criminal Case / Jeanice Dagher-Margosian
13. A Judicial Perspective on FAS: Memories of the Making of Nanook of the North / C. Cunliffe Barnett
14. Legal Issues and FAS / Robin LaDue and Tom Dunne
15. FAS: Preventing and Treating Sexual Deviancy / Natalie Novick
16. Parent Advocacy in FAS Public Policy Change / Jocie DeVries with Ann Waller
17. Spider Web Walking: Hope for Children with FAS Through Understanding / Jan Lutke
18. Residential Programs for Persons with FAS: Programming and Economics / Joseph Hess and George Niemann
19. Public Health Implications of FAS / Richard J. Jackson
20. Rapporteur's Report: A Summary of the Conference / Fred Bookstein
Authors' Affiliations
Author Index
Subject Index