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

NEW RELATIONSHIPS: TALKING ABOUT PREGNANCY

How I talked about alcohol and pregnancy in my new relationship Starting a new relationship is one of life’s wonderfully exciting things. When we...

FAQS ABOUT DRINKING WHILE PREGNANT

I’m pregnant, can I drink alcohol?  No. Congratulations! Its great news that you’re pregnant and expecting your little bundle of joy. We know this...

A FATHER’S DRINKING CAN HARM HIS UNBORN BABY

I’m a man so I don’t need to stop drinking while trying for a baby, right?  Wrong. We all know that what a mother eats and drinks during pregnancy...

SAYING NO TO ALCOHOL

Alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause adverse effects for a baby which last a lifetime. Even small amounts of alcohol can have a big impact on...

Twitter

Have you made plans for Australia Day? Don't forget to plan for those who want to be alcohol free!

Our blog below has some great tips for those who want to stay #alcoholfree or for those planning Australia Day celebrations.

#AustraliaDay

https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/alcohol-free/

Being pregnant is such an exiting time and its normal to feel confused about the different health messages that you hear. NOFASD has summarised the information for you so you have the facts about drinking #alcohol during #pregnancy.

https://nofasd.org.au/blog/alcohol-pregnant/

#FASD

The @DRC_AU is linking with people with #disability in closed settings so everyone can share their stories. This includes people in prisons, youth detention centres, forensic disability and mental health facilities. Every Aus state and territory will have info in 2021.

'Me and My FASD' is a great resource to learn about #FASD and for fun activities for people with FASD.

This game below 'find one thing' is a helpful game for emotion regulation.

https://fasd.me/funzone/games-and-activities/find-one-thing/

NOFASD Australia wishes to congratulate Professor Karen Moritz on becoming the Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Queensland.

Professor Karen Moritz is a NOFASD Ambassador. Find out more about Professor Moritz below.

https://www.nofasd.org.au/about-us/australian-ambassadors/

"It can be difficult to deal with the questions, disappointment and peer pressure that come with saying no to #alcohol. It is important to remember that...standing by your choices is beneficial...for healthy conception and pregnancy."

https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/saying-no/

#FASD #pregnancy

Diagnosis is not a label - it is a key to the door of understanding.

Head to our website here for more information about #FASD #diagnosis: https://www.nofasd.org.au/parents-carers-and-families/fasd-diagnosis/

Are you a school teacher and starting to think about returning to the classroom?

Grounding can assist with with emotional regulation and impulsivity, especially as children return to school.

#FASD #FASDawareness #school #newschoolyear #grounding #anxiety #teacher

Are you looking for some ideas to help with parenting over the school holiday period?

Visit our website for some school holiday parenting strategies: https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/school-holiday-strategies/

Kids make life the best kind of busy. A lovely reminder for the school holidays.

#FASD #FASDawareness #parenting #parents #mum #dad #children #schoolholidays #summer

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