International FASD Awareness Day 2019 This event is run as a part of International FASD Awareness Month and aims to raise awareness of FASD in Bendigo and the surrounding region. Program: 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm International Guest Speaker Professor Dorothy Badry: "Responding to FASD: Insights from Canada" 1:30pm Current work on FASD in Victoria: The Victorian FASD Special Interest Group 2:15pm Afternoon tea 2:30pm Participatory Roundtable- Responding to FASD in Victoria: What are the challenges and opportunities? 4:00pm Close What is FASD? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a life-long condition caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. It is characterised by a range of neurological and physical impairments that can affect cognition, day to day functioning, learning and behaviour and can have adverse effects on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. The international prevalence of FASD is between 2-5%, which means that FASD is more common than other well-known conditions […]