Nofasd Australia - The Loop - Issue #44

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The Board and staff of NOFASD wish everyone a Happy Easter 

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering amazing Australians doing great things the chance to share in $1 million in grants. Individuals of all ages, abilities and interests who need help to reach a special goal with community impact can apply. For more information

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Special mention


The Australian Government FASD Action Plan identified the need to create a 'one-stop shop' for all Australian FASD information that is current and evidence-based. The FASD Hub is a partnership between the following organisations



The University of Sydney


NOFASD Australia

FASD Research Australia

Australian and New Zealand FASD Clinical Network



The FASD Hub will make finding information about FASD easier, whether you are a health professional, person living with FASD, parent or caregiver, person working in other professions interacting with or managing clients with FASD, researcher or policy maker. Read more




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Train it Forward - a FASD Masterclass


This event will support delegates to be the 'go to' person in their organisation for information regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). After completing this masterclass, delegates will be able to deliver
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authorised training within their own workplaces and communities, to enable a better quality of life for those with lived experience of FASD. The training will enhance knowledge and understanding of FASD and enable delegates to easily share relevant knowledge with colleagues. For more information:

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For Parents/Carers


A Parent’s Toolkit: School issues for students with disabilities. Although some of the information is state specific for NSW there are many excellent tips and suggestions that can be used by parents anywhere.

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25 Ways to give Healthy Touch: Healthy touch is important for children's development especially those children who have come from hard places.

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New Research/Journal Articles

New Australian Research: Profile of children diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A retrospective chart review.


Estimation of national, regional, and global prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Editor’s note: No estimate has been provided for Australia as we only have one population based study and that was omitted from this study as it was considered the sample group could not be generalised to the general population.

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Prevalence of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in the State of Texas as Assessed by Phosphatidylethanol in Newborn Dried Blood Spot Specimens.

New research from Ireland: Out of sight, out of mind? A national survey of paediatricians in Ireland regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

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New Research: An investigation of intra-individual variability in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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The Public Stigma of Birth Mothers of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Academic Difficulties in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Presence, Profile, and Neural Correlates.

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