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This section is for those services and occupations likely to come into contact with people with FASD.  Staff in the services below need to understand FASD and be able to identify people who may have the condition so that they can be appropriately supported.  Consequences of not appropriately supporting people with FASD can be the creation of exacerbation of secondary disabilities: 

  1. Child services
  2. Foster care
  3. Education
  4. Special education
  5. Indigenous groups
  6. Mother’s groups
  7. Child care
  8. Corrections
  9. Parole and probation
  10. Police
  11. Lawyers and solicitors – legal aid
  12. Employment industry
  13. Disability employment
  14. Disability
  15. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  16. Mental health
  17. Midwifery
  18. Medical profession including nursing
  19. Youth support
  20. Social Work
  21. Training
  22. Advocacy
  23. Housing, tenancy and accommodation
  24. Homelessness
  25. Therapy and relationships
  26. Psychology

It is critical that case workers and professional staff of these services understand FASD to the extent that they can identify the behavours and the history of clients who might have FASD.  It is critical because without identification, inappropriate strategies, and interventions may be used which may create or exacerbate secondary disabilities. 

The resources in this section may assist in better understanding FASD.