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 […]

THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: PREVALENCE 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 […]

NOFASD INTRODUCES: THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES

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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. In this blog series, NOFASD Australia will be exploring the themes that arose across the submissions made […]

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 […]

INVITATION TO PARENTS, CARERS AND FAMILIES

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The FASD Australian Registry (FASDAR) would like to invite parents, carers and families of children living with FASD to participate by sharing information and their cases on the first national registry for FASD in Australia.  The FASDAR is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and is maintained by the University of Sydney. The […]

SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE IN 2021 – FAMILIES LINKING WITH FAMILIES

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Applications open, limited spaces, sign up now! During 2021 NOFASD Australia has been coordinating a series of free, online, structured and guided support groups to facilitate information sharing among parents/caregivers who are living in Australia and supporting someone with diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The final support group for this year will […]

NEW RELATIONSHIPS: TALKING ABOUT PREGNANCY

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How I talked about alcohol and pregnancy in my new relationship Starting a new relationship is one of life’s wonderfully exciting things. When we get into a new relationship we feel over the moon with happiness. There are so many possibilities that lie before us and we begin dreaming about what our life will be […]

FAQS ABOUT DRINKING WHILE PREGNANT

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I’m pregnant, can I drink alcohol?  No. Congratulations! Its great news that you’re pregnant and expecting your little bundle of joy. We know this can be such an exciting time, but you may be feeling a little nervous and anxious about what to expect. You may also be somewhat confused about the “do’s and dont’s” […]

A FATHER’S DRINKING CAN HARM HIS UNBORN BABY

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I’m a man so I don’t need to stop drinking while trying for a baby, right?  Wrong. We all know that what a mother eats and drinks during pregnancy can impact the health of her baby. But did you know that a father’s drinking can also impact his developing baby? If you and your partner […]