Parents and carers are our main target group and NOFASD Australia is committed to supporting skills development and offering family support. Information and training sessions are usually offered in collaboration with existing carer organisations and topics related to FASD may vary dependent on need.
Upcoming training is being held for foster carers on the 19th and 20th of October in Adelaide. For further information please contact email@example.com
In the lead up to International FASD Awareness day on Saturday 9th September 2017 we are excited to announce that Robyn Smith from National Organisation Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (NOFASD) will be presenting sessions for our foster and kinship carers in the NT.
Robyn will provide carers with an overview of FASD and share practical tools and techniques for carers living with children and young people with FASD. Sessions will be held in Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin in November. It is a great opportunity to come along and learn about FASD and how you can make a difference.
Save the dates to your calendar. More details to follow.
Brain Injury Australia presents a day-long workshop on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for professionals working with people with a brain injury.
MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm
ROYAL REHAB, 235 Morrison Rd, Ryde Sydney
For more information: Click here
You can watch our parents & carers webinar here:
Have you accessed services for a child or adult with FASD under the NDIS?
The three year trial phase for NDIS has now been completed and roll out for the full scheme in all states and territories is underway. Did you know that a diagnosis is not a prerequisite for access to the scheme? You will find the NDIS Access Checklist for eligibility here
To help us with our advocacy work we are keen to know whether the needs of individuals and families living with FASD are better serviced under the new NDIS. If you have tried to access support through the NDIS for an adult or child who has a FASD diagnosis or who is experiencing developmental challenges and you suspect may have FASD, we would love to have feedback about your experience and in particular would appreciate your brief response to the following questions by email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Was your application successful?
If your application was unsuccessful on what grounds did they reject your request?
Was your application for adult or child support?
If you accessed support for children how old are they?
What is your post code?
If your application was successful are you happy with the supports you have been able to access and could you briefly list what support you are receving?
Is the support you are receiving adequate?
If not adequate what else would help?