- Knowing others have the same challenges and I’m not alone.
- Being able to ask questions on specific topics that affect my family.
- Connecting with people who GET IT.
- Receiving up to date information and connecting with other parents.
These are just a sample of comments the NOFASD team has received from participants in our past FASD support group programs, commenting on what they most appreciated about participating in the support group.
If you relate to these comments and would like to connect with other parents and caregivers for a young person who has FASD while also extending your knowledge of this condition, NOFASD encourages you to join one of our Families Linking with Families online support groups.
To gain the most from the free support group program we ask you to make a commitment to attend the online support group meeting for 90 minutes, once a week for 7 weeks.
You’ll benefit from joining a group environment where you will not be judged or stigmatised by sharing even the most challenging issues you face in your caring role. In fact, you are liable to find out that other participants experience many of the same issues – and group discussions often provide information about useful techniques and strategies that may be helpful in supporting your child (and you!) in coping with challenging symptoms and situations.
Each support group is facilitated by a trained parent coach who has lived experience of FASD and is designed to provide both information and support to Australian-based parents or caregivers who are supporting someone with either diagnosed or unconfirmed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
The next support group will commence on Wednesday 28th February in a daytime time slot.
There is no charge to participate, but there are limited places in each support group to enable all participants to contribute to group discussions, so if you are keen to participate, please contact us now to register your interest in joining this group.
To express your interest in participating in the Support Group please register online on our contact page OR call our Helpline on 1800 860 613.