Support for Caregivers & Families
For confidential information or support please call our National helpline
Australian FASD Support groups
The staff and family support team at NOFASD Australia understand the feelings of isolation sometimes experienced by families living with FASD. While we are unable to provide direct assistance such as treatment or legal services we do provide confidential telephone and email support to individuals living with FASD and their parents, carers, family members and service providers.
If you are seeking referral information to diagnostic and related supports throughout the country or would like the opportunity to share your experience or concerns with our staff or family support person please call us on 1300 306 238 (free call) or send us a message
Adelaide FASD Special Interest/Parent Support Group – group meetings (perhaps bi-monthly or quarterly) will be facilitated by NOFASD founder Sue Miers at a location reasonably central to the City but where car parking is not an issue. Please use our online enquiries form to register your interest and let us know which days of the week and times would work best for you and whether you are likely to have children with you.
Shifting the paradigm: towards a neuro-behavioral approach to FASD (international Group)
MyTime groups are also active in every state and provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy. It’s support for you.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) provide free and confidential information on local carer support, disability and community. The national network of CRCCs provides a link to carer support services and assists carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite. Where appropriate, a CRCC can help with putting in place regular respite for a carer to reduce the need for unplanned and emergency respite.
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.
Flying with Broken Wings (International Group) – a closed FB support group for adults who have FASD and those who work with or care for them created by RJ Formanek, a person living with FASD