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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.

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

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Earlier this year CanFASD released an issue paper on FASD and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour. The paper highlights the needs of individuals with...


Many people ask what is a safe amount to drink when pregnant? The answer is that the only way to guarantee that a child will not be born with FASD...


Congratulations Sue Miers, winner of the 2018 HESTA Unsung Hero award! [gallery columns="4"...


In July this year the Australian Psychological Society (APS) hosted a public lecture presented by Clinical Neuropsychologist Associate Professor...


A systematic review of prevention interventions to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in indigenous communities (Australia)

#fetal #alcohol #indigenous #fasd #prevention #health

It is amazing how few social workers and psychologists consider the possibility of FASD when working with a child with poor social skills, poor memory and possibly poor co-ordination

Did you know that #FASD is the most common preventable cause of developmental disability and more prevalent than #autism? Individuals with #FASD often experience secondary conditions, e.g. #mentalhealth issues, and adverse #childhood events (e.g. #childhoodtrauma). Read more:

Journal Article: Responding to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia (Doug Shelton et al)

"A common misconception among clinicians is that a child must have ‘the face’ of FASD to have the disorder. This is...

"The Dalai Lama said, 'If you ever think something small can't make a big difference, try sleeping in the same room as the mosquito'. So I guess I became a bit of a mosquito." @SueMiers1 reflects on founding @NOFASDAustralia & her @HESTASuper award @SACOSS Please share Nate's article: Lack of Services for Fetal Alcohol Disorders is Not Just a Crisis, it’s an Injustice

"Although the effects of FASD vary in range and severity, students with #FASD often offer unique challenges and dilemmas to teachers and parents alike." @CSP_Online #FAS #Education

It’s so true that recognizing #FASD is too rare. But even when it is diagnosed and acknowledged mendically, the support systems that seek out and welcome those with other neurodevelopmental conditions insist that FASD doesn’t meet eligibility criteria like IQ.

“FASD is a lifelong disorder that can result in physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities. We need to support women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to have healthy, alcohol-free pregnancies.” #FASD #FAS @GovCanHealth

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