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NOFASD Australia

Provides an online and telephone support and advocacy service. Skype Support Groups are now being trialled.  Call 1300 306 238 (local call costs, only from any landline in Australia) or email admin@nofasd.org.au for further information.

 

We are currently calling for Expressions of Interest for a face to face special interest/support group close to Adelaide.  For more information click here

 

NOFASD Australia and RFFADA are pleased to announce the first Australian support groups for parents, carers and those living with FASD. For further information, please contact NOFASD Australia 1300 306 238 or RFFADA 0412 550 540. 

 

ALICE SPRINGS

Name: The Alice Springs FASD Group
FaceBook address:  
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1945614735696079?ref=content_filter
Status of group: Face-to-face only
Administrators: Monica 
Telephone:§
 Monica 0423 622 005 
Email:   fasd.carers.asp@gmail.com

GOLD COAST

Name: QLD FASD Support Group
FaceBook address:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/QldFasd/ 
Administrators:  Sam, Joanne, Claire and Shane 
Status of Group:  closed (public can see membership names but only members can see FB posts)
Telephone:
§         Sam 0401567784
§         Joanne 0420 855 409
§         Claire 0424 354 213
§         Shane 0466 042 777

 

RFFADA Facebook Support Groups

CAIRNS

Name: Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association 
FaceBook address

Click here

Administrators:  Anne 
Status of group:  Closed – (conduit to secret parents and carers group - only members can find the group and see FB posts)
Telephone:
§         Anne 0412550540
Connected groups: 
§         Parents and Carers group
§         Living with FASD – for people living with FASD
§         Circle of Hope – for Birth Parents only

 

VICTORIA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1074209129305805/



WARNBRO, WA

Name:  RFFADA WA FASD Support Group
FaceBook address:

Click here


Administrators: Louise and Craig 
Status of group: Closed (public can see membership names but only members can see FB posts)
Telephone: Louise 0413 032 726



Here is a list of other local and international organisations that provide a FASD support service as part of the work that they do: 

RFFADA (Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association)

For more information or call 1800RFFADA.

Fetal Alcohol Network NZ

The people who make up the Fetal Alcohol Network come from within families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and a wide range of professionals involved in the health, education, justice and social services sectors. Click here for further details.

 

FASD-CAN Inc (FASD Care Action Network)

FASD-CAN is a New Zealand non-profit organisation with the primary objective to unite caregivers, strengthen families, support individuals and educate about FASD across the community.  For more information click here

FASD Caregiver Support Group – Orewa, New Zealand

FASD-CAN in conjunction with, aDapt Family Solutions, are hosting a regional FASD Carer Support Group.  The purpose is to build connections and information for those living with FASD or suspect their child has FASD but may not have a formal diagnosis.  This is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm at the Hibiscus Coast Youth Centre.  Cost is free, tea/coffee/biscuits providedFor further information please contact  Lee Tempest 021 176 8220  or Paula Atherley-Downing 021318879.

 

 

Other organisations

The following list is a selection of organisations with useful resources.

  • National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (USA)
  • Minnesota Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)
  • FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan Inc.
  • FASD Support and Resources in Alberta
  • FASD Scotland
  • FARR South Africa
  • FASCETS
  • The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (UK)
  • FASlink Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Society
  • FAS Community Resource Centre
  • FASWorld
  • FAS Family Resource Institute
  • The European Birth Mother Support Network
  • The Circle of Hope/Birth Mothers Network (USA)
  • FASD Ireland
  • FASWorld Germany
  • Fetal Alcohol Network NZ
  • SAFFrance

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