April 8th, 2014 David Stacey
Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State’s only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) – and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower of The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Child Health Research at the Telethon Kids Institute is leading a team who are about to develop a FASD screening test, thanks to a National Health and Medical Research Council grant of almost $1.5million.