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

The Essential Bridge

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

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Twitter

"The social sector is celebrating a major advocacy win with the Victorian government announcing that all young people in out-of-home care will be supported until they turn 21."

https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2020/11/victoria-extends-support-for-every-young-person-in-state-care/

#FASD #Disability #Outofhomecare

"As it is for many affected by FASD, December is the hardest time of year for our family." Read this mother's blog - Santa... to be or not to be https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/santa/
#FASD #Christmas2020

Finally! Thank you to the 6 (VIC, WA, TAS, NT, ACT & NZ) who voted for these labels #nofasd @NOFASDAustralia @FAREAustralia @FASDHub @MartinFoleyMP @RogerCookMLA Sarah Courtney @NatashaFyles @RachelSS_MLA @drayeshaverrall @FSANZnews

BIG NEWS! The age of young people leaving foster care will be extended to 21 from 1st Jan, 2021! We fought hard for this and figures in the state budget show Gov are committed. All other states and territories should now follow Vic’s lead! #makeit21 #springst

#DYK stigma is considered one of the biggest barriers to care for pregnant women who use substances?

https://canfasd.ca/wp-content/uploads/publications/Mothers-Experiences-of-Stigma-final.pdf

#FASD #NAAW #ChangeBeginsWithMe

We have exciting things happening with @HerCanberra helping to create supportive environments for #Canberra Mums-to-be in going alcohol-free 🥰🤰
#pregnantpause #ittakesavillage

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Curious to find out more about women's drinking in Australia? Join @CassWright_ and Sandra Kuntsche from @CAPRAustralia, Shanna Whan from @SITC_CEO_Shanna and facilitator Rob Moodie for an online panel on 'Wine mums: moral panel or real risk?' 2 Dec, 3pm.
https://events.humanitix.com/wine-mums-moral-panic-or-real-risk

As predicted by Petrenko in 2016, birth rates of FASDs are going to rise. Covid19 has exacerbate this prediction & sadly you the tax payer will fund future #FASD services. Prevention efforts will need to be upscaled, with all members of society imparting ‘no alcohol no risk’ msg

Marr Mooditj Training is holding a Mental Health Matters event next Wednesday in WA.

For more information visit https://www.marrmooditj.com.au/

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a heart-breaking dimension of #AlcoholHarms
👉🏼#FASD: https://movendi.ngo/page/1/?s=FASD&post_types=reports
- It's preventable
- It affects "innocent" children across the lifecourse
- It's a massive public health issue that remains disregarded
👉🏼https://movendi.ngo/reports/global-estimates-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-among-children/
#NoFAS

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