The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is a national not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to prevention and ensuring that individuals living with FASD or at risk of fetal alcohol exposure have access to diagnostic services, post diagnostic multidisciplinary management planning and parent peer support.

RFFADA produced the first prevention video for mainstream Australians. Thanks to the Alaska Mental Health Trust for letting us use their format.

rffada PREVENTION VIDEO

For all media and other enquiries contact Elizabeth [Anne] Russell on 0412 550 540 or email at elizabeth@rffada.org
For all comments on news items and resources, contact Vicki Russell on 0400 133 107 or email vickFASD@gmail.com




From EU FASD 17 April 2021

Maple Ridge News (Canada) – More supports ‘urgently’ needed for those living with FASD Those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD, face a future with little support, and a lack of understanding that is rife with racist assumptions. https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/more-supports-urgently-needed-for-those-living-with-fasd/ CBC (Canada) – Spike in young adult drinking raises alarm at N.B.’s fetal alcohol centre Annette Cormier […]

From EU FASD 14 April 2021

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) – ‘No intention’: Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding New National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Linda Reynolds says she has “no intention of excluding Australians from the scheme” on the basis of their diagnosis, appearing to dump radical reforms drafted under the previous minister Stuart Robert. https://www.smh.com.au/national/no-intention-reynolds-dumps-draft-proposals-to-cut-diagnosis-based-ndis-funding-20210409-p57hpo.html Aldergrove […]

Draft changed to NDIS leaked

PRObono Australia – ‘Just a draft’ still means it was – or is – in the mixThe leaking of draft changes to the NDIS strikes a blow not just to those potentially affected, but at the very heart of what could, and should, be a life and society-changing scheme, writes Adam Schickerling from brain injury peak […]