Australian Foundations in FASD Online Course
NOFASD with the permission of and in partnership with CanFASD, have now launched the Australian Foundations in FASD online course. This course is an evidence-based, interactive online learning resource, consisting of 7 individual modules. The modules take around 30 to 40 minutes each and upon course completion, a downloadable certificate of completion is produced.
Who should complete the Australian Foundations in FASD 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.
For parents, carers and adults with FASD, this course sets a benchmark that you can expect as a minimum from the service providers you engage with. If you are working with a new service provider, ask them to show you their Foundations in FASD course completion certificate. This way you will know they have some understanding of the complexities of FASD.
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).
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-information – NDIS Planning Booklet and other helpful resources from The Endeavour Foundation