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

The FASD FORUM 22 Is Presented By NOFASD Australia Banner

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

The FASD FORUM 22 Is Presented By NOFASD Australia Banner

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 […]

SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE IN 2022 – FAMILIES LINKING WITH FAMILIES

Applications open, limited spaces, sign up now! In early 2022 NOFASD Australia is coordinating two 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). One support group will be running in the daytime on […]

2022 FASD Courses – Open for Applications

The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking applications for the following 2022 FASD Courses: Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) The aim of the Graduate Certificate is to provide clinicians with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based assessment and diagnosis of FASD. […]

INTERNATIONAL FASD AWARENESS DAY

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

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

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 […]

A Sister’s Story

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 […]