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

For Service providers & Allied Health professionals

Working with Individuals with FASD – A Guide for NDIS Providers

Australian Foundations in FASD Online Course

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about FASD.
For service providers and government agencies, this course will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the challenges your clients and their families experience and how you can provide FASD-informed supports.

Multilingual Disability Hub

Interpreting Services: allow the transfer of communications from a person’s preferred spoken language into English. Interpreting Services are delivered by TIS National, Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on behalf of the NDIS. TIS National contract more than 3,000 certified interpreters across Australia, in more than 160 different languages.

Language interpreting services: NDIS
For more information: click here

CONTACT: You can call TIS National direct on 131 450 to ask to speak to the NDIS on 1800 800 110.

The FASD Hub has fact sheets which includes information about how alcohol crosses the placenta, the risks of drinking during pregnancy, and advice for a healthy pregnancy. Click here to view

Role Of an NDIS Provider

What providers do:

Providers are an important part of the NDIS, delivering supports and services that help participants pursue their goals.

Providers can be registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) or unregistered.

For more information:

Becoming an NDIS provider | NDIS

Provider Compliance:

Providers who deliver supports and services under the NDIS must operate and comply with relevant Australian laws, rules and regulations. 

For more information:

Provider compliance | NDIS

Working as a provider:

10 steps to excellent NDIS therapy reports

This best practice guide on producing excellent therapy reports to inform the development of NDIS plans or plan reviews was developed by VALID advocates with expertise in providing advocacy support to people with intellectual disabilities. It is primarily designed as an information source for therapists as they prepare reports for NDIS participants. It can also be used as an information source for NDIS participants, families, Local Area Coordinators, and Support Coordinators when they are commissioning therapy reports, or to determine whether a report is of a high standard. 10 Steps to Excellent NDIS Therapy Reports

Helpful Factsheets

Speech Pathologist & FASD

Occupational Therapists (OTs) and FASD

Social Workers and FASD

Clinical Psychologists and FASD

NDIA Operational Guidelines

NDIA Operational Guidelines

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has updated their operational guidelines for List B (permanent condition) and List D (permanent impairment for children under 7) to include the contemporary diagnostic term FASD.  The inclusion and recognition of FASD as a diagnostic term in the NDIS lists for permanent conditions and permanent impairments is a positive step forward and pleasing to see.

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