Health Professionals

Screening Tools for FASD

Screening tools have been developed for under 18s and over 18s.  These documents have not been developed through Universities but have been the result of 16 years’ experience along with the experience of other caregivers and professionals who have had input into this document.  They have been sent to the United States for validation.  The completion of either of these forms will assist in a diagnosis.

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Identifying Individuals with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Developed by NOFAS –

Most children diagnosed with fetal alcohol-related problems are not identified before they reach school age, when they are referred for a learning disability or an attention deficit disorder. If clinicians can identify alcohol-related effects early, intervention approaches can minimize the potential impact of these effects.

Living with FASD

Learning about FASD has been an adventure; and sharing our adventures with people for whom FASD is an uninvited and demanding guest has been a journey I would not trade. Of course what I would trade, and what many women around the world would no doubt trade, is being in this position in the first […]

Other Services

The FASD Learning and Development Team has many years of experience working with individuals with FASD and are able to offer: Workshops and seminars on a range of topics in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in locations around Australia; Customised workshops and seminars with individualised content in a location of your choice; Individualised […]

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD is caused when alcohol is consumed while pregnant.  To the fetus, alcohol is a behavioural teratogen. A teratogen is a substance that causes birth defects and a behavioural teratogen is a substance that also causes behavioural problems. Although prenatal alcohol exposure presents a physical risk to the baby, it […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe a range of disabilities and a continuum of effects that may arise from prenatal alcohol exposure. It is widely recognized as the most common preventable cause of birth defects and brain damage in children. More about FASD » FASD Services Living with FASD […]


Call: 1800 RFFADA (1800 733 232) Email: elizabeth [at] rffada [dot] org Donate to Rffada Help us to continue providing education and help to those affected by fetal alchol spectrum disorder. Use the donate button on the this page to make a donation via PayPal (PayPal account not required). Media For statements or interviews on […]

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the rffada are: To establish diagnostic centres in major locations across Australia To educate and train key individuals and organisations To support, educate and care for birth, foster and adoptive parents using a “no blame no shame” ethos To assist the rffada partners to achieve their aims and objectives in […]

About rffada

“We understand that we cannot solve the problems related to prenatal alcohol exposure on our own. That’s why working in partnership with others is critical to achieving our goals. These relationships are a key part of the work we do around Australia and we are glad to have partners who understand the importance of this work”. Anne […]

Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association

The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to ensuring that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning in Australia and that carers and parents are supported with a “no blame no shame” ethos. Rffada Patron: The Honourable Dr Sharman […]