What's different about the way people with FASD behave?

Every person affected by FASD is unique. Each person will have their own strengths and areas of need, however a person with FASD will generally have a cluster of challenges that affect them in a variety of ways. They will struggle with self-regulation and managing every day activities. At certain times they may become overwhelmed and easily aroused to a state of rage. They will struggle with academic learning. They may be impulsive and have difficulty understanding consequences. They will struggle with relationships and social skills. Some of this behaviour can mimic that of other brain-based disabilities and they are frequently misdiagnosed.