What is Ready, Set, Go: San Diego?
Ready, Set, Go: San Diego is a research study that aims to understand how a child’s learning and behavior may be affected by things that happened before the child was born, including what kinds of foods were eaten and how much alcohol was consumed. This information will be used to get an accurate count of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the United States. It will also improve the early identification and treatment of children who may have difficulties with learning and behavior due to alcohol exposure before they were born.
Over the course of two years, this study will work with about 4,000 first grade children in the city of San Diego and children ages 5-7 who are receiving services from select community agencies. In order to get an accurate count of FASD, it is very important that we include children who were not exposed to any alcohol during pregnancy as well as children who may have been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.
Help Us Help Children Throughout San Diego
The estimate of FASD in the United States is outdated. By determining the actual number of children in San Diego who are affected by FASD, we can report the information to educators and the government to help plan prevention and treatment programs.