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FASD Hub videos

These videos were made for FASD Hub Australia

FASD is only one part of a person’s identity. People with FASD have the same hopes and fears as others. They have families who love them and friends they cherish. They have strengths and difficulties as we all do. Just like other people with or without a disability, they enjoy a variety of activities and can make a valuable contribution to their community.

Our thanks go to the remarkable families who gave their time and invited us into their homes, school and life. Their stories are testament to their hardwork, dedication, love and resilience in bringing up these children and young people.

We also acknowledge the expertise and professionalism of the health professionals who gave us their time to film them in their clinics and offices.


Vanessa's story

Dr Vanessa Spiller is a Clinical Psychologist and parent to a young adult living with FASD. This video highlights their journey and the importance of finding strengths and interest and building good relationships.

Anita's Story

Anita is a social worker and parent to three teenagers, two of whom have been diagnosed with FASD. In this video, Anita and her son Dima share their experiences and encourage health professionals to work in partnership with families to bring about positive solutions.

Kaths story - caring for carers' mental health

Kath is a carer of two young children diagnosed with FASD. In this video she speaks of the difficulties and importance of caring for the carer.



FASD in Australia

An insight into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Australia. Learn from the stories of parents & carers along with the health professionals helping those with FASD live fulfilling lives.

Challenges and Hopes

A look at the strengths, challenges and hopes for young Australians living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Michael and Lina's story

Michael and Lina are children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Australia. Learn about their challenges and their successes when they have the right supports in place.

Jazpa's story

Join Jazpa and his mum Sam to learn more about their journey living with FASD.

Diagnosing FASD

Join health professionals from around Australia who assess and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) using the 'Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD'.

A Doctor's Story

Gold Coast paediatrician Dr Doug Shelton shares his journey moving from ignorance to knowledge about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Dr Shelton now heads up one the leading FASD assessment clinics in Australia.

Journey to Diagnosis

Going through an assessment and learning your child has FASD is a very challenging time, but parents & carers also report benefits from finally understanding the cause of their child's difficulties.

Managing FASD

Insights and tips from health professionals and parents and carers about approaches to managing FASD.

You can also watch videos of the plenary sessions at the 2nd Australasian FASD Conference held in Perth in November 2018

These sessions include presentations from policy makers, researchers, health professionals and parents & carers.

Page last updated 10 October 2019