ONE MOTHER’S STORY OF RESOURCES THAT HELP HER DAUGHTER

I am a mum of a child with FASD. In 2018 my daughter’s OT recommended several sensory products that might assist her. When I went to purchase these things, I was sadly disappointed at the quality and practicalities of the items available. I also faced the uphill battle of meeting her needs, both at home […]

“I AM A CAREGIVER” RESOURCE

NOFASD knows that if you are involved in caring for someone who has FASD you can never have too many resources to assist you with this journey! As FASD is a spectrum-based disorder, it presents in a multitude of ways and no two individuals with FASD are likely to present with exactly the same combination […]

“WHAT DO THE NEIGHBOURS THINK?”

For those who have even the most basic understanding about FASD and the challenges it brings to family life when a child has FASD, there is enormous respect for the patience, energy and determination these parents and carers exercise every day in their efforts to support their child and achieve the best outcomes for them. […]

FASD-INFORMED CARE IN TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS SUBSTANCE USE

Individuals with FASD require appropriate services that are tailored for their unique strengths and challenges. Evidence shows that AOD substance use is unfortunately a secondary condition that can develop for individuals with FASD, especially if an individual has not had the benefit of appropriate, FASD-informed supports at an early age. Accordingly, NOFASD Australia congratulates our […]

A FATHER’S STORY CONTINUES – MY SON STEPS INTO THE ADULT WORLD

In my first blog a year ago, I talked about the challenge of getting a FASD diagnosis for our son, despite many years of assessments looking for answers. We didn’t give up and eventually a diagnosis was given.   The diagnosis was initially a shock for me, but one that became a relief. A relief that […]

CELEBRATING THE ROLE OF THE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Today (17th August) is National Non-Profit Day – a day to take a moment to reflect on the impact that non-profit organisations make throughout Australia and around the word as they enable increased support for individuals and communities in need, and as a result, create stronger and more resilient communities. Historically, many non-profit organisations have […]

ONE MONTH TO FASD AWARENESS DAY

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

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 […]

THE FASD FORUM ’22 CONFERENCE WRAP UP

This landmark conference held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022 attracted just over 200 registrations. Over 100 delegates actively participated during the ‘live’ presentations by our expert speakers with the remaining delegates taking advantage of being able to watch recordings of the conference sessions at a time that suits their own commitments. Over […]

SCATTERED PIECES

When I was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), I believe the jigsaw puzzle of my life fell into place. For most of my life so many pieces were missing, some just didn’t fit in, some were just lost in time and some, no matter which way I turned them, would not marry up.  […]

A Spotlight on FASD: Research Calling for Expressions of Interest – “Three Minute Thesis” presentations

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NOFASD Australia is excited to be hosting our inaugural virtual conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022. “The FASD Forum ’22” conference will feature world renowned speakers and eminent researchers (including Professor Kenneth Lyons Jones as the keynote presenter) as well as those with extensive lived experience of FASD. Topics selected for the conference sessions […]

THE FASD FORUM’22 CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

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REGISTER NOW NOFASD Australia is pleased to advise that registrations for our inaugural FASD Forum Virtual Conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022 are now open, register here. This event will provide an opportunity for everyone interested in FASD to hear from experts leading research and experts in lived experience. The theme of the […]