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Nominations are now open for the FASD Research Australia Awards 2020

At the 2nd Australasian FASD Conference hosted by the FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence in Perth, November 2018, a series of awards recognising lifetime achievements, research and stories were presented. You can view the list of these awards here.

With the cancellation of the FASD2020 Conference, we are unable to make these awards at a face to face event, so instead, a virtual awards ceremony will now be held on Thursday 12 November 2020.

Nominations open on Thursday 8 October 2020
Nominations close on Wednesday 4 November 2020
Winners will be announced at the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday 12 November 2020

FASD Hub Seminar Series: Understanding the needs of children & young people with FASD to effectively engage with the education system

 This virtual seminar (via Microsoft Teams Live) will feature stories from educators, researchers and parents across Australia & New Zealand who will share their experiences of helping children, teenagers and young adults with FASD navigate the education system.

Spaces are limited, so register via Eventbrite today.

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) occurs in all parts of Australian society where alcohol is consumed. It is a social issue not just a medical condition.

FASD is a:

  • diagnostic term for severe neurodevelopmental impairments that result from prenatal alcohol exposure
  • condition that has lifelong impacts on individuals, their families, caregivers and the wider community

It is not about attributing blame. It is everyone's responsibility to educate, support and assist - partners, family members, friends, health professionals.

Australian Guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

The Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol includes information about reducing the risk over a lifetime, risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, children and young people and alcoho, and pregnancy and breastfeeding

Guideline 4 states:

For women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, not drinking is the safest option.

You can find more information on the FASD Hub

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Page last updated 16 October 2020