Category: Australia

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 […]

Australian report on FASD

The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education – Australian report on FASDFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable permanent disability. A Senate committee in Australia has found that FASD is still not well understood or recognised and has highlighted a critical need for prevalence data and a robust study of its economic and social […]

FARE and NOFASD raise concern about reports on exclusion of FASD from NDIS eligibility

Mirage News (Australia) 13 Apr 2021 –  FARE and NOFASD raise concern about reports on exclusion of FASD from NDIS eligibility. The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) have called on the Australian Government to immediately confirm that people with FASD will not have […]

Australia – Senate Inquiry Report on FASD

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.

FASD advocates push for more support

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.

The fate of children – landmark FASD study

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. – Recognition of FASD as a Disability in the QLD Education System

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.

Community Priority setting for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research in Australia

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.