99 DAYS TO 9/9 – INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY

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The 9th day of the 9th month is International FASD Awareness Day. Symbolising the 9 months of pregnancy, this is a day to share messages about the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies and to support families living with FASD. The event can be acknowledged in many ways – we encourage you to get involved! You might […]

FASD STARFISH AWARDS

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“Making a difference” The closing ceremonies of the 8th International Conference on FASD included inspiring messages of hope and action from the Adult Leadership Committee – 5 community leaders who are living with FASD. Their closing presentation included the bestowing of the Starfish Award, which this year went to two leading researchers for their immense […]

DIGITAL PASSES – FASD WEB SERIES FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

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*UPDATE: NOFASD Australia was able to negotiate 20 scholarships enabling parents and carers to access this web series for free. NOFASD’s digital passes were provided to foster, adoptive and birth parents of children, youth and adults living with FASD. These parents said they are hoping to gain increased understanding of their children’s experiences, a deeper […]

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALASIAN FASD CONFERENCE

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The 2nd Australasian FASD Conference was a huge success with over 350 delegates attending from a wide range of disciplines and countries. The conference was co-chaired by Professor Carol Bower and Professor Elizabeth Elliott. James Lush was the MC for the event and a beautiful welcome to country was delivered by Whadjuck/Barlardong Elder Marie Taylor. […]

FASD Developing Awareness and Practice Education Day

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NOFASD Australia collaborated with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to deliver a successful training day last Tuesday. The FASD Developing Awareness and Practice Education Day was a pilot program developed to introduce FASD to the occupational therapy school at USC. In addition to the OT students and staff, some psychology students and one […]

2018 FASD AWARENESS DAY HIGHLIGHTS

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International FASD Awareness Month was acknowledged throughout Australia and around the world this September, with a focus on the 9th day of the 9th month as a time for communities to raise awareness about FASD and support alcohol free pregnancies. There were far too many events to describe them all, but here is a snapshot […]

9 DAYS TO INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY!

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Symbolising the 9 months of a pregnancy, the 9th day of the 9th month is a day to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies. FASD Awareness Day began in 1999, initiated by Bonnie Buxton, Brain Philcox and Teresa Kellerman, and NOFASD Australia is proud to have been involved since […]

NEW NOFASD CONFERENCE GRANTS RELEASED

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The 2nd Australasian FASD Conference is fast approaching, with the theme FASD Our Science, Our Stories. This year the conference will be held in Perth on the 21st and 22nd November. The conference theme reflects the strong partnerships that exist between researchers, practitioners and families in this field. Parents and carers of those with FASD, and adults who […]

ONE MONTH TO INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY

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The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day. Symbolising the 9 months of a pregnancy, the event can be acknowledged in many ways. We encourage you to get involved! You might like to host an event, post on social media, display information, or have conversations with people in […]

BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS WEEK

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Brain Injury Awareness Week 2018 occurs from Monday to Sunday, August 20 to 26, and is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the causes, symptoms and impacts of brain injury. Prenatal alcohol exposure is one of the causes of brain-based disabilities in Australia. During Brain Injury Awareness Week you can help raise awareness by […]

TRAVEL GRANTS TO ATTEND THE 2ND AUSTRALASIAN FASD CONFERENCE

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The 2nd Australasian FASD Conference is fast approaching, with the theme FASD Our Science, Our Stories. This year the conference will be held in Perth on the 21st and 22nd of November. The conference theme reflects the strong partnerships that exist between researchers, practitioners and families in this field. For more information about the conference click here. An announcement […]

RED SHOES ROCK

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FASD Awareness Day : : : September 9th looms. The 9th day of the 9th month is now globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day. Representing the 9th day of the 9th month to symbolise the length of a pregnancy the event can be marked in many ways. This year NOFASD Australia is following the RedShoesRock […]