Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Often there are no obvious physical signs of the brain damage caused by alcohol. The effects of the damage to the brain can be seen through things such as behaviour and learning difficulties. This is why FASD is often called an invisible disability, and makes it different from many other disabilities. For example, a person who is unable to walk may use a wheelchair. A person who is hearing impaired may use a hearing aid. Someone who is visually impaired may use a cane or service animal.