When children are born with FACS, they are also born of certain aspects of Autism, whether it be Aspergers, Dyspraxia , ADHD etc.
The Autistic Spectrum is a varying dimension of different developmental aspects and no one child/person is the same. Each child is unique (my daughters favourite word )
Over the next month I will bring lots of different posts relating to Autism to help spread the Awareness
FACS features on the National Autistic Society website
What is fetal anti-convulsant syndrome?
Fetal anti-convulsant syndrome (FACS) can occur when a mother has to take epilepsy medications (anti-convulsants) during pregnancy. A child with FACS may have a delay in developing speech and language or may have difficulties with social interaction, memory and attention. Some may also have other conditions, such as spina bifida.
A number of children with FACS also have a diagnosis of autism.
Where can I get more information?
Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association (FACSA)
Tel: 01253 799161
Autistic Society http://www.autism.org.uk/