Thank you for caring about people living with FASD. By supporting NOFASD Australia you are helping us to achieve our vision for the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies in Australia and an improved quality of life for those living with FASD.
The harms from alcohol use are pervasive and an estimated 1 in every 100 live births may have been exposed to alcohol in utero. In many cases the lifetime consequences can be tragic. To counter this impact, NOFASD Australia promotes an understanding that children and adults who live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders can experience success with appropriate support and access to interventions.
NOFASD Australia therefore has a strong commitment to FASD prevention at all levels:
Contribute to national campaigns to raise awareness in school communities, in health settings and in other advertising.
Contribute to the development and delivery of education and training programs and fund international travel for respected presenters to visit Australia.
Contribute to national campaigns (including printed literature and digital media) to raise public awareness and change attitudes and practices in health and other service provision settings. This includes ensuring that it is recognised that intergenerational alcohol use means that some parents may be themselves living with FASDs and, therefore, parenting for this population group may be about accommodating realistic expectations.
Contribute to research within our target area to: