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Connections: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The newest research indicates that as many as 2 to 5 percent of children in elementary school have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a much higher number than many parents and doctors once believed. Are teachers handling it appropriately? How is FASD diagnosed? We'll talk to two people closely involved in diagnosing FASD, and we'll get a look at the future of approaching it:

  • Christie Petrenko, Research Psychologist, Mt. Hope Family Center                   
  • Lynn Cole, director of the Kirch Developmental Services Center
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.