Mirage News (Australia) – Community organisations welcome Senate Inquiry report into FASD The final report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was handed down on Wednesday afternoon.
ABC News (Australia) –Advocates of FASD students in Qld schools push for more support, prevent future ‘in correctional services’ The Queensland government is being called upon to better recognise fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a disability in schools by a passionate researcher, with the support of parents, caregivers, and experienced health practitioners.
ABC News (Australia) – Researchers return to find out fate of children involved in landmark FASD study Ten years after a groundbreaking study revealed record-high rates of FASD in outback Australia, researchers have returned to the Kimberley to see how the children are coping in adulthood.
We are calling to recognise FASD as a disability under the QLD Education Adjustment Program (EAP) to give these kids the support they need. The lack of recognition of FASD as a disability is profoundly limiting the educational engagement of this vulnerable population. https://www.change.org/p/hon-grace-grace-mp-qld-minister-for-education-recognition-of-fasd-as-a-disability-in-the-qld-education-system?recruiter=1180859561&recruited_by_id=bcade0a0-6d82-11eb-bf57-13a51962c2b5
NOFASD (3 Nov 2020) EDUCATION AND LEARNING ISSUES PAPER RESPONSE. Read full paper here.
ComFinlay-Jones, A., Symons, M., Tsang, T. W., Mullan, N., Jones, H., McKenzie, A., Reibel, T., Cannon, L., Birda, B., Reynolds, N., Sargent, P., Gailes, H., Mayers, D., Elliott, E. J. and Bower, C. (2020) “Community Priority setting for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research in Australia”, International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(3). doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v5i3.1359.
(25 September 2020) Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child’s brain development. Matilda Centre, University of Sydney. Published 25/9/2020 in the American Journal of Psychiatry
University of Western Australia (2020-2021) Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Applications open.
Ailish Delaney (23 July 2020) Pregnancy alcohol warning labels mandatory: decision welcomed. At the end of the day, alcohol is a dangerous product, and if you sell a harmful product, then it needs to be labelled as such. Shenae Hawkins, Cancer Council of WA South West. The West Australian
Tom McIlroy (15 July 2020) Push on to strengthen pregnancy alcohol warnings. Financial Review