NOFASD Being aware and informed about FASD Alcohol can cause damage to the developing baby at any time during pregnancy, often before a pregnancy has been confirmed. The level of harm is dependent on a wide range of factors, making it impossible to predict the outcome of alcohol exposure to any individual pregnancy. Factors include the amount and frequency of the mother’s alcohol use, age, health (nutrition, tobacco and other substance use, mental health) and environmental factors such as stress. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe the impacts on the brain and body of people prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living and may need support to develop motor skills and strengthen their learning, memory, attention and communication skills. Their physical health requires assessment and monitoring, and they may struggle with emotional regulation and appropriate social skills. However, early intervention and understanding will assist people living with FASD to reach their full potential. Each person with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges. The importance of the role of Out-of-home care sector workers People involved in...

 ADHD Co-morbid Support Groups /  Australia

TSAA is unique in that it is the only organisation that supports people with Tourette Syndrome and chronic tic disorders Australia-wide. TSAA is a self funded registered charity run by volunteers and has been operating since 1989. The Association works to increase awareness of Tourette Syndrome to help those affected by Tourettes to live a normal life, gain public acceptance and to assist medical research into the disorder. TSAA's 29 years of experience includes telephone support, email support, an informative website, Facebook and closed FB Groups. We offer services to help break down the isolation many people with TS experience, particularly in rural areas. TSAA has a National Camp Program, with Tourette ’s camps in the following states: NSW, QLD, VIC and ADL. Our service includes educational & resource materials about Tourette Syndrome and comorbits (like ADHD), quarterly newsletters to inform and help connect those with TS. TSAA has support groups in all states and territories (research has shown support groups perform a valuable function in the after diagnosis period for persons with TS). The organisation runs educational forums, conferences and social events, school in-service programs (school talk packs aimed at both the children & staff of schools to assist with...

 ADHD Co-morbid Support Groups /  New South Wales

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