FASD Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic

Prenatal alcohol exposure affects up to 2 to 5 percent of the US population. Children and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) struggle with life-long learning and behavioral problems. Without appropriate supports, individuals with FASD are at high risk for secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, trouble with the law, school disruption, and substance abuse. An early diagnosis and appropriate services can help prevent these secondary problems.

The FASD Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic created in partnership through Mt. Hope Family Center and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital within the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Clinic currently serves children and adolescents from infancy through age 16 years old. Services available include FASD diagnostic evaluations and neuropsychological assessments to identify the child or adolescent’s strengths and weaknesses to aid in treatment planning.

The FASD Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic is the primary specialty diagnostic clinic for FASD in Central and Western New York. A comprehensive FASD diagnostic assessment can help affected individuals and families better understand the nature of a child or adolescent’s difficulties and put appropriate interventions and supports in place.

Clinic Directors: Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. and Lynn Cole, M.S.

Contact Information

For intake information:

(585) 275-2986
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/developmental-disabilities/services/intake-process.aspx

For other inquiries about the clinic:

Christie Petrenko, Ph.D.
(585) 275-2991 extension 241
christie.petrenko@rochester.edu