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?

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

WHY DOESN’T IT WORRY US?

Why do we make alcohol-free pregnancy the exception rather than the rule? We worry about bagged lettuce, we are fearsomely opposed to smoking during...

EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY: A CASE STUDY

Callam's Story: Equine Assisted Therapy, Narrative Therapy & FASD Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) involves interacting with a horse and then...

ONLINE TRAINING FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Thank you for the huge amount of interest in this course! Applications are now closed, and those we have spoken to will be contacted again in the...

INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY 2019

At NOFASD, across Australia, and around the world people are taking a minute to pause and reflect on the struggles which individuals and families...

Twitter

Dr Marcel Zimmet talking to GPs “ask all pregnant women about alcohol use” and advise no alcohol is the safest option @telethonkids @wapha_phns @NOFASDAustralia

Big announcement! We no longer have a deadline! It was Nov. 13th, but with more surveys coming in we decided to keep going. Thank you all so much for your feedback! #fasd #MakeADifference #changemakers https://twitter.com/foodie1988/status/1193053192382058496

Congratulations, Sharynne! Paper on the role of yarning as a research method with young ppl in juvenile justice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/31691628/ [email protected] @ScottADAC @dadiyama_kylie @Prisonblogger @NOFASDAustralia https://twitter.com/sharynnehamilt1/status/1194765343635361792

Talking to GPs about importance of asking about alcohol use in pregnancy and advising their patients that the safest option is no alcohol during pregnancy @telethonkids @NOFASDAustralia

#FASD It can be hard to know how to reach out to a parent/carer who is struggling. But sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference! https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/little-things/

NOFASD Australia understand the feelings of isolation and despair sometimes experienced by families living with FASD. If you would like to confidentially seek support, please call our National helpline 1800 860 613 or send us a private message via https://www.nofasd.org.au/contact-us/

UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy. https://preventionconversation.org/2019/11/06/cbd-thc-use-during-early-pregnancy-can-disrupt-fetal-development/

This is a global survey! If you know an adult who has #FASD please support them to complete this survey!! https://twitter.com/fasdchangemakrs/status/1192896939211153408

Have you seen these gorgeous Christmas cards produced by a young person with FASD? Only $13 for a pack of 5! https://digitaljourneyphotography.com/product/christmas-cards/

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