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NOFASD - National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia (NOFASD Australia) is an independent not-for-profit charitable organisation and the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families who are living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

The Organisation was established in 1999 by Ms Sue Miers AM as a result of her personal experience caring for a child with FASD and her struggle to find information and appropriate support services in Australia.

NOFASD Australia operated on a voluntary basis lobbying for FASD to be recognized as a disability in Australia, to advocate for the rights and interests of people living with FASD , to provide information and support to individuals and families at a grassroots level and deliver education to the service provider community.

NOFASD Australia has a large network of individuals and organisations interested in FASD. NOFASD Australia is resourced to enable the expansion of activities and ensure FASD receives due recognition in both national public policy and in practice at a population-wide level.

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Last reviewed: October 2014

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What Is FASD? | About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder | NOFASD Australia

Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb can develop fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Find out what it is, how it affects the child and what you can do about it.

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Adults with FASD - NOFASD Australia

Here are some links to articles that have more information specifically for supporting adolescents and adults who have FASD:

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NDIS & e-learning - NOFASD Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSpHGwZ2Ovk

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Adult Diagnosis - NOFASD Australia

If you are supporting an adult who you suspect has FASD or you are an adult seeking a diagnosis, please call our National helpline on 1800 860 613 (free call)

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What is a safe amount to drink while pregnant? - NOFASD Australia

Alcohol can harm a developing fetus at any point during a pregnancy, even before the pregnancy is confirmed. There is No Safe Time - No Safe Amount

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Common behaviours and features of children with FASD of kids with FASD - NOFASD Australia

The maturity and development of children with FASD can be uneven and confusing. Read about the common behaviours and features of kids with FASD

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What are the effects of FASD? | NOFASD Australia

The effects of FASD vary considerably and it is sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible disability’ as it often goes undetected, whether it be overlooked, ignored, attributed to another known non-genetic condition

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Caring for Yourself - NOFASD Australia

The first aid ideas have been split into three sections, with each section being a different stage of behaviours from the person living with FASD.

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FASD Diagnosis - NOFASD Australia

Research has found that early diagnosis of FASD is a “protective factor.” A protective factor is anything that stops one problem from causing another to

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Managing Challenging and/or Extreme Behaviour - NOFASD Australia

Most children with FASD have immature social development, disorders with sensory processing, a lack of impulse control and an inability to predict

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