What is the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia?
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia (NOFASD) is the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). NOFASD Australia has a strong commitment to FASD prevention at a primary, secondary and early intervention level.
What services do NOFASD offer?
NOFASD Australia specialise in the delivery of education and training webinars to an Australia wide audience, which each tailored according to the level of knowledge of the group and its specific need. These webinars are tailored for teachers, parents and carers, and assist in helping to understanding the challenges that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) face with their learning and life journey.
These webinars are designed so individuals can stay up-to date with the latest information and resources.
About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are a lifelong condition relating to permanent brain damage caused by exposure to alcohol while a fetus is still in the womb. Effects of the disorder vary considerably and can often go undetected, as a result of symptoms being disregarded or ignored, or even attributed to a non-known genetic condition.
Children and adults who suffer from FASD live with significant cognitive, behavioural, health and learning difficulties, which may include:
- Memory problems
- Lack of attention
- Cause and effect reasoning
- Receptive language and adaptive functioning difficulties