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.

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

Supporting the cause!

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

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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.

NOFASD Blog

THE MORNING AFTER

As I awoke this morning, at first it seemed “normal”. As usual, I was trying to ignore the gentle shaking my body was receiving, in the hope that it...

FASD Developing Awareness and Practice Education Day

NOFASD Australia collaborated with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to deliver a successful training day last Tuesday. The FASD Developing...

NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN WITH FASD

NOFAS-UK has created an innovative 16-page book to promote wellbeing in children and young people with FASD. It provides information in a fun and...

2018 FASD AWARENESS DAY HIGHLIGHTS

International FASD Awareness Month was acknowledged throughout Australia and around the world this September, with a focus on the 9th day of the 9th...

Twitter

This week's episode of Ask the Doctor was about alcohol and warning labels https://t.co/WWblErtGYE https://t.co/WWblErtGYE

Mama Maremma is the full-time carer of a child with FASD, who generously shares her day-to-day challenges and joys. Read her latest blog here https://t.co/kBs2fDLbHb https://t.co/kBs2fDLbHb

A real Prince Charming! Harry and Meghan have given up alcohol together to ensure they have a healthy baby.
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Last week NOFASD Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) collaborated to deliver a pilot program introducing the topic of FASD to occupational therapy students at USC. The day was... https://t.co/smDhdWCpDe

At a certain age, a person living with FASD realizes it-
the feeling that we are different.
The world starts to tell us we are wrong -
the stigma that comes from being different.
So, we are dealing with the feeling that people judge us, unfairly.

It's not easy.
#FASD

People with #FASD have a right to be heard.
The choice is what society does with these truths.
@RJ_Formanek is admin of FlyingWithBrokenWings, the world's largest online FASD support group, helping others to break past the loneliness
#BeyondStigma #FASD #Wellbeing #Hope #GoRJI! https://t.co/SDCOD15iX4

Great to hear today that all alcohol sold in Australia will now include mandatory warning labels on the risks of drinking during pregnancy. Particular recognition to @RogerCookMLA for leading this important initiative #publichealth #FASD #alcohol
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Australian #FASD related training events and conferences!

NOFASD maintains a list of upcoming FASD related events and conferences that you can check out here:... https://t.co/mdjelKSCCr

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