The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The goal of the NDIS is to shift support funding from being based on labels and diagnoses to being about a person’s individual needs in gaining independence and integrating into the community.
Whether you are an adult with FASD or suspected FASD or a parent/carer supporting a child with FASD, NOFASD Australia is here to support you. This website page has a range of factsheets and information to provide you with guidance. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please send us a message
Although a diagnosis of FASD may not be necessary to qualify for support, supporting documents will be required. This means you will need to have assessments from allied health professionals, for example, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists or occupational therapists that demonstrate your child’s needs in relation to the activities listed below.
Both children and adults with FASD should be eligible for support through the NDIS as they most likely will have significant and permanent disability that reduces their functional capacity (ability to perform age appropriate tasks and activities), or psychosocial capacity (ability to relate to others in personal relationships, work or school).
Toolkit for Parents and Carers about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This Toolkit provides information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that will enable you to better understand your child and advocate for them – to ensure their physical, emotional, and educational needs are met so they have the best life possible.
“Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality” is a podcast series developed and presented by Kurt Lewis. This podcast will take the listener behind the scenes to chat with the people who understand FASD the most and to find out more about this surprising reality.
General Resources (From Other Agencies)
FASD and the NDIS
The NDIS are moving to independent assessments in 2021, this will be a big change for people applying to access the NDIS, and for existing participants.
The NDIS have prepared a list of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs)
NDIS myths debunked – With so much information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) out there, not everything you hear is going to be correct. This web page addresses some common myths.
Mapping My World https://www.endeavour.com.au/ndis/resources – NDIS Planning Booklet and other helpful resources from The Endeavour Foundation