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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a major concern in communities where women drink heavily. The abuse of alcohol represents in many ways the most devastating affliction of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This report is based on information gained from the FAS Follow-Up Study which involved assessments of 61 adolescents and adults who previously had been given a diagnosis of FAS or Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), and interviews with their families, school teachers, and social service personnel. The manual is directed toward those who are involved with giving care and providing services to FAS and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) adolescents and adults. This manual is intended to make available the latest information about FAS, especially that related to older children and adolescents.

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Indian Health Service, Staff Office of Planning, and Research, Rockville, MD 20857.