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, […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: FASD & INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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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: PREVENTION OF 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 […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: THE COST OF 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 […]

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS WELCOME THE SENATE INQUIRY REPORT INTO FASD

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The final report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was handed down on Wednesday afternoon. The report included 32 recommendations covering the prevention, diagnosis, and management of FASD. The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and National Organisation of Fetal […]