INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY

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Spring is here in Australia, and as the birds spruce up their nests, we at NOFASD Australia dust off our red shoes once again! September 9 is Red Shoes Rock Day! An international day of awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). At 9:09 on the 9th day of the 9th month people across Australia, […]

A FATHERS STORY – MY SON HAS FASD

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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, (FASD) after a long and exhausting journey. We now have a diagnosis that we can move forward with and learn to understand. The diagnosis helps us and our immediate family, […]

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 may choose to host an online […]

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 Sister’s Story

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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 grief and heartbreak throughout his life.  Even as a 10-year-old, alcohol held such an allure for him he was unable to reject it in any situation. My earliest memories are […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: SENATE INQUIRY FINDINGS

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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 for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD. Individuals, organisations, and institutions across Australia made submissions which explored the breadth of the impact of FASD on Australian communities. NOFASD Australia reviewed […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD & AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY

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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 for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD. Individuals, organisations, and institutions across Australia made submissions which explored the breadth of the impact of FASD […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

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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 for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD. Individuals, organisations, and institutions across Australia made submissions which explored the breadth of the impact of FASD […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD INTERVENTIONS

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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 for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD. Individuals, organisations, and institutions across Australia made submissions which explored the breadth of the impact of FASD […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: DIAGNOSING FASD

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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 for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD. Individuals, organisations, and institutions across Australia made submissions which explored the breadth of the impact of FASD […]

WELCOME TO NOFASD’S NEWEST BOARD MEMBER

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NOFASD is pleased to announce that Kymberley McKay ACM is now a Board Member on the NOFASD Board of Directors!  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Justice system to our organisation, for which we are extremely grateful. Kym McKay has been employed by the Department of Justice, Corrective Services since 2012, […]