Nofasd Australia - The Loop - Issue #56

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Conferences/Workshops and webinars


Train it Forward Masterclass for FASD on Friday March 8 at Toowoomba, Qld. Register


Abstracts are now open for the European Conference on FASD being held on 24-26 September 2018 in Berlin. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, March 16, 2018, at midnight, Berlin time.

8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD being held on April 18-21, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registration


News & media


Fetal Alcohol Disorders Much More Common Than Prior Estimates. Read more

'Pinking' of alcohol marketing spurs culture of 'wine moms,' says author Ann Dowsett Johnston. Read more

New research by Telethon Kids has found that nine out of ten youth examined at Banksia Hill have some form of neuro-disability – most of which had gone undiagnosed, despite multiple contacts with government and other agencies. View video

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder clinic wanted in Alice Springs amid misdiagnosis fears.

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Cain Lazenby

For Service Providers


6 Things Educators and School Staff Should Know about FASD. Read More


Teaching a Student with FASD - A comprehensive (8 page easy to read) FASD resource. Read more

28 Evidenced Based FASD Facts for Health Professionals.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Beginner's Guide for Mental Health Professionals.

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Determining Prenatal Alcohol Exposure for a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnostic Clinic.

The FASD PosterMaker enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia to produce resources that reflect the shared issues but local differences in addressing alcohol, pregnancy and FASD around the country.



For Parents/Carers/Families

The latest FASD blog from 'Mama Maremma' (aka one of our wonderful parents who is the caregiver of a child with FASD) Read more


Why It’s a Mistake to Prioritize Behaviour Goals Over Social-Emotional Development. Read more


Sensory Processing and Challenging Behaviours: Below the Iceberg. Read more


Teaching a Student with FASD - A comprehensive (8 page easy to read) FASD resource to share with your child's teacher. Read more


Supporting Yourself – Carers. Read more


FASD Identification Information Cards. Read more


The True Facts about Sensory Processing. View video


The NDIS – What is and isn’t covered. View video


Receptive Language (understanding Words and Language). Read more


The Way I am is Different: A Children’s Book about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Read more


5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs. Read more

Cain Lazenby
Cain Lazenby

New Research/Journal Articles



The effects of sensory integration technique on equilibrium processes in children after prenatal exposure to alcohol. Read more

Promises and pitfalls in the development of biomarkers that can promote early intervention in children at risk. Read more

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities. Read more

Recognition of clinical characteristics for population-based surveillance of fetal alcohol syndrome. Read more

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and youth justice: a prevalence study among young people sentenced to detention in Western Australia. Read more

Sensorimotor network alterations in children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure. Read more

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the criminal justice system: A systematic literature review. Read more



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