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Community services may include:

  • Early intervention programs for "at risk" children. "No Child Left Behind" legislation provides funding for this without requiring a definitive diagnosis.

  • Special education programs, which may include partial days in special classes at school, tutoring assistance, etc. A well-written IEP should be an integral part of all school-based learning.

  • Sports (school- or community-based). Some programs, such as Special Olympics, require a certain [low] IQ level. Children with FASD often do well in sports where they "compete" against themselves, such as swimming. Swimming also seems to be soothing to them.

  • Other community-based programs as are appropriate for the child's age and emotional maturity level (example: Boy Scouts).

  • Residential placement services for adults who need a supervised environment in which to live for an indefinite time.
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