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 […]

Canada: Justice clinic improves outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities

The Lawyers Daily (Canada) –Justice clinic improves outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month and an apt time to shed light on the unique challenges facing persons with developmental disabilities in the criminal justice system. A long-standing challenge has been the equitable and meaningful participation by persons with developmental disabilities […]

FASD support group launch

Fife Today (UK) – Fife launch of support group for little diagnosed lifelong disorder with no cure Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder service. FASD is a result of pre-birth exposure to alcohol. Now, there is a new one-to-one service for parents and carers, run by Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS)

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.

Challenging the stigma framing FASD in South Africa

Borgen Project (South Africa) – Challenging the Stigma Framing FASD in South Africa South Africa has the highest rate of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the world, with some communities experiencing a prevalence of up to 28%. FASD encompasses a range of conditions that affect people who were exposed to alcohol before birth.