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What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term for severe neurodevelopmental impairments (you may see these as difficulties with physical activities, speech, memory and behaviour) that result from an acquired brain injury caused by alcohol exposure before birth.  See Understanding FASD for more information.


Information provided on the FASD Hub is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice of a doctor or other health professional. You must not rely on this website as an alternative to seeking an appointment with a health professional. If you have concerns about your own health or that of your children, consult with a registered and qualified health professional.

Information on the diagnostic process for parents and carers

Advice on getting a referral for a FASD assessment

Learn about the process for a FASD assessment

What you need to know about the next steps after receiving a FASD diagnosis

Locate FASD-informed services

Find clinics and individual health professionals with FASD experience and training

Preventing FASD

FASD is a preventable when the key advice is followed: No alcohol when planning a pregnancy and while pregnant and breastfeeding is the safest option

Page last updated 10 October 2019