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 […]
Category: FASD and Policy
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 […]
Advocacy group says people with developmental disabilities should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine
CBC (Canada) 13 Apr 2021 – Advocacy group says people with developmental disabilities should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine Alberta’s next phase of the coronavirus vaccine rollout is underway and more than 945,000 Albertans with underlying health conditions are eligible to book their vaccination appointment.
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.
Ontario expanding diagnostic services for FASD
Government of Ontario News (Canada) – Ontario Expanding Diagnostic Services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisorderThe Ontario government is investing $2.8 million annually to expand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services by funding 12 new FASD clinics for a total of 21 funded FASD diagnostic clinics across the province.
Change.org – 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. 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
YOUTH IN CARE CHRONICLES: Reflections on Growing Up in the Child Welfare System
Penny Frazier, Cody Murrell Murrel, Dorothy Badry, Megan Mierau (Editor), Theresa Tucker-Wright (Editor), Erin Leveque (Eds) (16 Nov 2020) YOUTH IN CARE CHRONICLES: Reflections on Growing Up in the Child Welfare System. Independently Published The authors, for me, quietly honour the youth who still struggle, while still celebrating those that overcome tremendous odds and are able to control the pain rather than […]
Is it FASD? And does it matter? Swedish perspectives on diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Karin Heimdahl Vepsä (2020) Is it FASD? And does it matter? Swedish perspectives on diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2020.1841117
Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization
Sarah C.M. Roberts, Nancy F. Berglas, Meenakshi S. Subbaraman, Amy Mericle, Sue Thomas, William C. Kerr (August 2019) ‘Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization: A legal epidemiology study’. Drug and Alcohol Dependence Vol. 201, August 2019, pp 242-252.