FASD AWARENESS DAY RESOURCES

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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 of pregnancy. This awareness campaign gives voice and support to those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and encourages the sharing of prevention messages. NOFASD Australia has created a range of […]

A FASD-FRIENDLY EASTER

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For families living with FASD, traditions and celebrations such as Easter can hold particular challenges, such as sensory overload and exposure to triggering foods. At NOFASD we wish you and your family as peaceful and happy an Easter as is possible in your unique circumstances. Here are some strategies to support calm over the Easter […]

BIRTHDAY PARTY BOOK

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It’s a Party! Suggestions for a successful birthday party for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) NOFASD is proud to launch the Birthday Party Book, written by our National Helpline Manager Robyn Smith. Robyn has been supporting parents, carers and individuals with FASD on the NOFASD Helpline for more than 4 years.  With permission […]

AUSTRALIAN FOUNDATIONS IN FASD COURSE

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The Australian Foundations in FASD Course This International FASD Awareness Day we are excited to announce the launch of the Australian Foundations in FASD Online Course! NOFASD, in partnership with CanFASD, are proud to launch the Australian Foundations in FASD online learning opportunity. This course is an evidence-based, interactive online learning resource consisting of 7 […]

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FASD AWARENESS DAY

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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 staying alcohol-free for the nine months of pregnancy. International FASD Awareness Day gives a voice to those with FASD and their parents and carers and celebrates the strengths of those […]

ONE MONTH TO FASD AWARENESS DAY

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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 Awareness Month. Symbolising the 9 months of a pregnancy, FASD Awareness can be shared in many ways. We encourage you to get involved! You might like to host an event, […]

FASD AWARENESS DAY RESOURCES

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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 of pregnancy. This awareness campaign gives voice and support to those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and encourages the sharing of prevention messages. NOFASD Australia has created a range of […]

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR YOUR FAMILY – PART 2

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Coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to disrupt the lives of all Australians. Every person and every family have been impacted in some way. For individuals with FASD and their families, the disruption, changes and general uncertainty is likely to cause increased levels of distress, anxiety and confusion. NOFASD have compiled an updated list of resources to […]

FASD IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

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I’m Prue Walker, a FASD consultant and social worker, and I’d been planning a blog for NOFASD as a way of sharing information and resources with families and individuals living with FASD. COVID-19 has changed everything. Talking about how to get a FASD diagnosis isn’t so helpful when existing FASD diagnostic clinics take an indefinite […]

A FASD-INFORMED EASTER

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As Easter approaches during this pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty around how to celebrate this year. Public events are out of the question, so most families who choose to celebrate Easter will be doing so at home. For families living with FASD, traditions can hold particular challenges, such as sensory overload and exposure […]

CORONAVIRUS – RESOURCES FOR YOUR FAMILY

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Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is impacting all Australians in some way. For individuals with FASD, disrupted routines, uncertainty about school closures and travel plans, an overload of information, and many other factors are likely causing anxiety and distress. NOFASD has compiled some useful resources for families, and we will update this list over the coming months. […]

FASD RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

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Teachers play a critical role in facilitating positive learning and life outcomes for students with FASD. These children do not respond to traditional instructions or classroom management techniques, and while many children with FASD have average or high intelligence, they also have complex needs which impact many aspects of the school environment. Behaviours and challenges […]