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National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and FASD
Currently the NDIS only recognises Fetal Alcohol Syndrome under 'Congenital conditions - cases where malformations cannot be corrected by surgery or other treatment and result in permanent impairment.'

Many organisations have made submissions to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) with respect to recognising FASD as a neurodevelopmental disability and also the need for recognition of severe impairment in three or more domains of functional impairment where confirmation of alcohol exposure cannot be confirmed. The NDIA has identified FASD as an important category of disability for consideration within the NDIS.

Information for parents and carers

Currently some families are accessing support through the NDIS

NOFASD Australia has compiled information on accessing services through the NDIS

Information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme