National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and FASD
Currently the NDIS only recognises Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder under 'Congenital conditions – cases where malformations cannot be corrected by surgery or other treatment and result in permanent impairment but with variable severity'.
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 developed the 'NDIS Portal' to provide comprehensive information about accessing services through the NDIS.