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

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: SENATE INQUIRY FINDINGS

On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective...

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD & AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY

On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective...

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective...

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD INTERVENTIONS

On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective...

Twitter

Have you seen the 30 Evidence-based FASD Facts for Health Professionals document on the NOFASD website?!?
Click the link below for the full list:
https://www.nofasd.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/30-Evidence-based-FASD-Facts-for-Health-Professionals.pdf
#FASD #FASDawareness

Many people are unaware that alcohol can contribute to cancer, cardiovascular, liver and digestive disease. It’s important that these Guidelines are not interpreted as ‘safe’ levels of alcohol consumption, but as a way to reduce your level of risk. https://bit.ly/39TTkza

This 👇👇👇. This understanding of the #FASD child needs to be incorporated into so many areas. Education of course but many others. Especially the criminal justice system. @NOFASDAustralia @KerrynBagley @DrNatashaReid @ThwaitesKate https://twitter.com/ONTSpecialNeeds/status/1360743809349541888

This quote fits in with this months focus - #education. “For someone living with #FASD, education is not about pens, paper, computers and tests, but about immersing themselves in activities that involve their strengths and interests” thanks to mum Cheryl & @NOFASDAustralia 😃 https://twitter.com/adoptioncake/status/1381148957125017601

"Nothing in my life has changed me more for the better than knowing that I am loved by my family. And that’s what I hope people reading this take away. If you are a disabled kid growing up, love yourself.... Know that whatever you are, you are enough."

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/senator-jordon-steele-john-shares-his-personal-story-of-growing-up-disabled-in-australia

‘Clearing the Clouds, A Story of FASD’ - hear Melissa’s story in this video about what helped create positive change for her child.

https://edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork.org/2021/03/15/clearing-the-clouds-a-story-of-fasd/

A team led by Dr. James Reynolds (Queen’s University) is working to develop an assessment tool based that could screen children for FASD so that interventions can be accessed sooner.
https://kidsbrainhealth.ca/index.php/2021/01/05/eye-movements-to-screen-for-fasd/

Professionally facilitated Support Groups start in May for those caring for someone living with diagnosed or suspected FASD. Join us to expand your knowledge and your support network! Online daytime and evening sessions available. Limited places – for more info call:1800 860 613.

Twelve months since Australia first went into lockdown, Cancer Council has released a report demonstrating how industry codes failed to protect the community from harmful #alcohol advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/articles/news-2021/ineffective-alcohol-advertising-watchdog-says-it-w/

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