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We welcome and appreciate all feedback to improve the feasibility and acceptability of the recommendations and improve wording and presentation of the guidelines. We also welcome any advice about ways to effectively disseminate and implement the guidelines.

These new guidelines aim to support practitioners in undertaking assessments across the lifespan, when one possible outcome may be a diagnosis of FASD/ND-PAE.

The primary target users of these guidelines are Australian practitioners undertaking assessments of infants, children, adolescents, and adults, that may result in an FASD/ND-PAE diagnosis. 

Secondary users of these guidelines may include: 

  • Individuals who have challenges that may be explained by a diagnosis of FASD/ND-PAE and want to understand the assessment process.
  • Family members/support networks of individuals with suspected FASD/ND-PAE who want to understand the assessment process.
  • Health, education, child protection, disability and justice/police professionals who work with individuals presenting with challenges that may be explained by a diagnosis of FASD/ND-PAE and want to understand the assessment process and ensure appropriate supports are provided.
  • Government and non-government service providers who want to understand how to develop referral pathways to assessment and support services within their organisations.
  • Training providers, including tertiary institutions and health professional associations to inform professional development, educational resources to enhance the capability of their professions to work with FASD/ND-PAE.
  • Policy makers across health, education, child protection, disability, and justice/police settings, who could align their practices and procedures to support best practice service provision and resource allocation for individuals with suspected or confirmed FASD/ND-PAE.
  • National and international researchers who may use the results of the evidence review and identified research gaps to inform clinical guidelines or directions for future research.

Find the documents for review below and then provide your feedback.

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