NOFASD Australia is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Health.

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linking those with lived experience with researchers and clinicians.

Opening doors into FASD awareness.

Alcohol & Pregnancy

What is FASD?
What is a safe amount to drink?
and Related Resources

Parents, Carers & Families

Characteristics, Behaviours, Diagnosis, Management and Support

Service Providers

Health, Community Services, Education, Criminal Justice and the National FASD Action Plan

Education & Training

Parents & Carers, Service Providers, School Communities, Webinars & Online Courses

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.

Speak with someone 🙂

Do you have questions about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to speak to someone confidentially?

Australian Foundations in FASD Online Course

NOFASD with the permission of and in partnership with CanFASD, have now launched the Australian Foundations in FASD online course. This course is an evidence-based, interactive online learning resource, consisting of 7 individual modules. The modules take around 20 minutes each and upon course completion, a downloadable certificate of completion is produced.

Who should complete the Australian Foundations in FASD course?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about FASD.
For service providers and government agencies, this course will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the challenges your clients and their families experience and how you can provide FASD-informed supports.

For parents, carers and adults with FASD, this course sets a benchmark that you can expect as a minimum from the service providers you engage with. If you are working with a new service provider, ask them to show you their Foundations in FASD course completion certificate. This way you will know they have some understanding of the complexities of FASD.

NOFASD acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Supporting the cause!

Amazing organisations and people continue their support. Thank you to:

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NOFASD Blog

PLANNING AN ALCOHOL-FREE PREGNANCY

Keeping alcohol out of pregnancy should be easy, right? Unfortunately, insufficient information and incorrect myths result in an alarming number of...

NOFASD AUSTRALIA WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO PREVENTION AND SUPPORT FOR FASD

The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) Australia applauds the announcement from the Federal Minister for Health,...

BIRTHDAY PARTY BOOK

It’s a Party! Suggestions for a successful birthday party for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) NOFASD is proud to launch the...

AUSTRALIAN FOUNDATIONS IN FASD COURSE

The Australian Foundations in FASD Course This International FASD Awareness Day we are excited to announce the launch of the Australian Foundations...

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Share this tweet if you agree that as a community we all have a role to play in supporting mums-to-be in going alcohol-free! 🤰🙌 September is #FASDawarenessmonth, join us & people around the world raising awareness of #FASD & the importance of #alcoholfree pregnancies.
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It’s a Party! Suggestions for a successful birthday party for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
NOFASD is proud to launch the Birthday Party Book, written by our National Helpline Manager Robyn Smith.
#FASD #FASDAwareness
https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/birthday-party/

Opportunity to highlight the prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure as a priority area for preventative health: Public invitation to contribute to Australia’s 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy:
https://consultations.health.gov.au/national-preventive-health-taskforce/consultation-paper-for-the-national-preventive-hea/ #FASD #health

Have you read our latest newsletter? The September edition is packed full of resources and announcements! https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=bd202bf721dbd1d25b669ab27&id=6a3a676af0

Here are some ways to manage stress without alcohol https://www.littlehabit.com.au/how-to-change/coping-with-stress/ via @AlcoholDrugFdn #alcoholchange

#GettingThroughThisTogether is a national conversation sharing practical tips and support for the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians as #COVID-19 continues. http://ow.ly/ptuT50BxjiP

"I didn’t know alcohol could harm my baby, before knowing I was pregnant"
In this blog, a birth mother shares her story of learning about #FASD and receiving a diagnosis for her son. https://hellosundaymorning.org/2020/09/16/i-didnt-know-alcohol-could-harm-my-baby/ @HSMLife #pregnany #mum #baby

"I would recommend that training is provided to every professional working with those impacted by FASD." We love hearing positive feedback about FASD education! Applications for UWA's 2021 intake close on 15th October. https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/graduate-certificate/

5 non-judgemental ways to break your unhealthy iso drinking habits https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/mind-body/wellbeing/5-nonjudgemental-ways-to-break-your-unhealthy-coronavirus-lockdown-drinking-habits/news-story/380a2ce81cb18b31134c3244bfca52cc#.6n9zw

Weekend read: foster mother Meg shares the challenges, love, and humour of caring for a son with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Read more: http://drinktank.org.au/2020/09/megs-story-international-fasd-awareness-month/

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