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What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the lifelong physical and/or neurodevelopmental impairments that can result from fetal alcohol exposure. FASD is a condition that is an outcome of parents either not being aware of the dangers of alcohol use when pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy.

Updated NHMRC Guidelines

Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

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NOFASD Blog

#30 Kia Ora With Professor Anita Gibbs Facebook

#30 Kia Ora with Professor Anita Gibbs

Kurt is joined by Professor Anita Gibbs; a Professor at the University of Otago, a registered social worker and a regular facilitator of a parent/caregiver …

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#29 FASD Families Featuring Dr Natalie Phillips Instagram

#29 FASD Families with Dr Natalie Phillips

Kurt is joined by Dr Natalie Phillips, who has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and PhD (Neuropsychology) from the University of Sydney. They discuss her research and presentation that won the People’s Choice Award in the “Three-minute Thesis” session at NOFASD’s conference, “The FASD Forum ’22”. Natalie’s submission for the “Three-minute Thesis” was titled: Caring for children with FASD: importance of understanding the whole family’s needs. They discuss ways that we can best help families which have children with FASD.

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#28 Rural and Remote Australia with Nirosha Boaden

Kurt is joined by Nirosha Boaden, a mental health social worker, and intellectual disability academic, and a PhD candidate at the University of New South …

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“I AM A CAREGIVER” RESOURCE

NOFASD knows that if you are involved in caring for someone who has FASD you can never have too many resources to assist you with …

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“WHAT DO THE NEIGHBOURS THINK?”

For those who have even the most basic understanding about FASD and the challenges it brings to family life when a child has FASD, there …

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FASD-INFORMED CARE IN TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS SUBSTANCE USE

Individuals with FASD require appropriate services that are tailored for their unique strengths and challenges. Evidence shows that AOD substance use is unfortunately a secondary …

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#27 Past, Present and Future with Dr Kenneth Lyons Jones & Dr Christina Chambers

In this very special September International Awareness Day episode, Kurt is joined by Dr Kenneth Lyons Jones and Dr Christina Chambers. Dr Jones chats about …

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A FATHER’S STORY CONTINUES – MY SON STEPS INTO THE ADULT WORLD

In my first blog a year ago, I talked about the challenge of getting a FASD diagnosis for our son, despite many years of assessments …

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CELEBRATING THE ROLE OF THE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Today (17th August) is National Non-Profit Day – a day to take a moment to reflect on the impact that non-profit organisations make throughout Australia …

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ONE MONTH TO FASD AWARENESS DAY

The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD …

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FASD AWARENESS DAY RESOURCES

The 9th of September is International FASD Awareness Day, the ninth of the ninth highlighting the importance of staying alcohol free throughout the nine months …

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THE FASD FORUM ’22 CONFERENCE WRAP UP

This landmark conference held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022 attracted just over 200 registrations. Over 100 delegates actively participated during the ‘live’ …

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