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FASD Hub Australia

There is no safe time or amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant, because a baby’s brain develops throughout the nine months of pregnancy from conception to birth. Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, as well as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which is a lifelong disability.

Vision and mission

FASD Hub Australia's mission is to be the leading source of high quality, evidence-based information about alcohol and pregnancy and FASD in Australia.

How FASD Hub Australia can help

FASD Hub Australia are a one-stop shop for information for health and other professionals (justice, education, child protection), service providers, researchers, policy makers, people living with FASD, parents & carers. Topics include:

  • alcohol and pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • understanding FASD
  • preventing FASD
  • assessment & diagnosis
  • service Directory of Australian clinics
  • training and education
  • research projects & publications
  • opportunities for community members to work with us
  • resources
  • videos - stories from health professionals, people living with FASD and families

Information lines / help lines

  • Call 08 6319 1824 Monday to Friday 9.00am — 4.00pm AWST. If no one is available, please leave a message and a team member will get back to you. You can also contact us using this form on our website.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - FASD Hub.

Last reviewed: November 2021

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Parents and carers: What's involved in a FASD assessment? | FASD Hub

Information on assessment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) for parents and carers in Australia.

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What educators can do to manage FASD | FASD Hub

Information for teachers and educators about managing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the classroom and school.

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FASD: Common difficulties based on neurodevelopmental domains | FASD Hub

Learn about some of the difficulties that can result from damage to the brain due to prenatal alcohol exposure

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Resources for FASD | FASD Hub

Find Australian and international resources about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

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Videos: FASD in Australia | FASD Hub

Watch our videos to hear from people living with FASD, their families, and those professionals working to support them.

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Principles of management and successful interventions | FASD Hub

How can we support people living with FASD? Principles and approaches to management and successful interventions

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Frequently asked questions about alcohol and pregnancy | FASD Hub

We've answered some common questions about alcohol use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and about living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) | FASD Hub

An introduction to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Australia, including assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention.

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FASD diagnosis: Why is it important? | FASD Hub

Hear from parents, carers and health professionals in Australia about the benefits of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnosed.

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Webinar and podcast library | FASD Hub

Catch up on webinars and podcasts about alcohol and pregnancy and FASD, hosted by the FASD Hub and other organisations around Australia.

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