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An international awareness campaign giving voice and support to those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.

Opening doors into FASD awareness.

Alcohol & Pregnancy

What is FASD? What is a safe amount to drink? and Related Resources
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Parents, Carers & Families

Characteristics, Behaviours, Diagnosis, Management and Support
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Service Providers

Health, Community Services, Education, Criminal Justice and the National FASD Action Plan
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Education & Training

Parents & Carers, Service Providers, School Communities, Webinars & Online Courses
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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.

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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.

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Supporting the cause!

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

NOFASD Blog

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INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY

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A FATHERS STORY – MY SON HAS FASD

My son, who I will refer to throughout this article as Steven, has now turned 15. He was formally diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, …

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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FASD AWARENESS DAY

Every year on the 9th of September, people around the world come together to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the importance of …

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ONE MONTH TO FASD AWARENESS DAY

The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD …

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FASD AWARENESS DAY RESOURCES

The 9th of September is International FASD Awareness Day, the ninth of the ninth highlighting the importance of staying alcohol free throughout the nine months …

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A Sister’s Story

My brother and I were adopted into a loving family over 50 years ago. My brother is 52 years old and has caused our family …

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On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies …

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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 approaches to prevention and diagnosis …

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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 approaches to prevention and diagnosis …

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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 approaches to prevention and diagnosis …

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THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: DIAGNOSING FASD

On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis …

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