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Welcome to the website of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) Australia.


NOFASD Australia, with permission from CanFASD, have now launched the Australian Foundations in FASD online course. This course is 30 to 40 evidence-based, interactive online learning resource, consisting of 7 individual modules. The modules take around 20 minutes each and a downloadable certificate of completion is provided. This course was developed using the CanFASD model, but diagnostic information and language has been changed for Australian use. Read more about the Australian Foundations in FASD course here.

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Continue reading for NOFASD’s 2018 blog about the launch of the CanFASD online course. 

Canada’s FASD Research Network CanFASD has released a free online FASD training course. CanFASD describes it as a “basic training program intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD. This evidence-based course is both culturally sensitive and responsive to learners’ needs.”

The course is a fantastic resource for allied health and other professionals who come into contact with individuals with FASD, and parents of children living with FASD have also given good feedback about this course. Parents describe it as very easy to understand, basic and great for families new to FASD and the neurobehavioural approach.

Click here to sign up! Information about the course provided by CanFASD:

Foundations in FASD is a basic training course intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD including all sectors of work, families, individuals with FASD, spouses, and the general public. This foundational level training program provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD, is evidence-based, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to the learners needs. Level 1 training will provide knowledge and understanding of:

  • an overview of FASD assessment and diagnosis in Canada
  • an introduction to FASD interventions and promising approaches
  • the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the fetus
  • the impact of alcohol on brain development
  • issues related to stigma and FASD
  • strategies for prevention and support
  • barriers to prevention and support
  • the signs and symptoms of FASD across the lifespan

A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion.

NOFASD Australia also provides a range of FASD fact sheets and webinars for those wanting to learn more about FASD.

To read more blogs from NOFASD Australia click here.


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