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

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONSUMER REFERENCE GROUP

Real Drug Talk and Patches Australia invites you to take part in a Consumer Reference Group. The purpose of this Consumer Reference Group is to help...

ISOLATION TIME OUT

I think that I would be mirroring the thoughts of many who care for someone living with FASD, when I say the last few months of unprecedented change...

ADDING MEDICATION TO FASD TREATMENT PLANS

Recent research from CanFASD, the national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research network in Canada, has developed guidelines for...

PLANNING AN ALCOHOL-FREE PREGNANCY

Keeping alcohol out of pregnancy should be easy, right? Unfortunately, insufficient information and incorrect myths result in an alarming number of...

Twitter

This month NOFASD Australia has been delivering #FASD #training in the Western Australian Pilbara, with workshops hosted in Newman, South Hedland and Roebourne.

Thank you to @AnglicareWA and @WACOSS for hosting the training.

#Disability #FASDawareness

"Recognising #FASD as a #disability but not properly funding it is just lip service, Professor Anita Gibbs says...We need system-wide change."

Please note: Although the content in this article is helpful, NOFASD does not agree with the article title.

https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/hungover-life

Buena idea para implementar @saf_zero @SAFgroupSpain @VisualTeaf @SafPais @afasaf_fasd @NDpae https://twitter.com/NOFASDAustralia/status/1320823029165924352

No Podcast release today!⠀
Unfortunately, all good things must come to end including Series 2 of Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality. But do not worry, we will be back for Series 3 next year!⠀
#FASD #FASDAwareness
https://anchor.fm/pasurprisingreality

"Australia could do more to better protect people with #disability"

https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/united-nations-convention-rights-persons-disabilities-assessment-australias-level-compliance-research-report

Have you seen are NOFASD Police Cards?
These wallet-sized information cards can be carried by people with FASD. If needed, they can be handed to police officers and other professionals. These cards are posted free-of-charge to parents and carers.
https://www.nofasd.org.au/parents-carers-and-families/resources/#police-cards

"Maybe, over the years, you’ve experienced situations where your child will not compromise or show any flexibility in a situation, no matter what you say or do."

Read Eileen Devine's latest blog:

https://www.eileendevine.com/single-post/the-uncompromising-child-four-responses-to-rigid-thinking

NOFASD Australia thanks Senator Stirling Griff @Stirling_G for his commitment to @FAREAustralia's National #FASD Campaign.

"Once I learned how devastating FASD is, and how little alcohol it can take to cause irreversible harm, I felt compelled to make some noise about it."

"Recent research from @CanFASD has developed guidelines for clinicians to follow when prescribing medications to people with #FASD (Mela et al., 2020).

Read NOFASD's blog below
https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/medication/

#FASDresearch #FASDawareness #Disability

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