National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) identifies FASD as an important category of disability for consideration within the NDIS.
The NDIS 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' within:
- List B: Permanent conditions for which functional capacity are variable and further assessment of functional capacity generally is required
- List D: Permanent impairment/early intervention, under 7 years – no further assessment required
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Telethon Kids Institute Report
The NDIA contracted Telethon Kids Institute to conduct a critical review of the available published and unpublished literature relating to impairment and interventions for FASD. A report was submitted to the NDIA in 2016.