Towards Healthy Outcomes for Individuals with FASD — To help support intervention approaches across the lifespan, the Healthy Outcomes model has been developed to help support intervention approaches across the lifespan. This model embodies this perspective, and provides us with a roadmap that can help to think carefully and proactively about healthy pathways. The model is founded on core beliefs that reflect integration of the research with wisdom from communities and caregivers, as well as the lived experiences of those with FASD.
The National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 — This plan has been developed to provide a clear pathway of priorities and opportunities to improve the prevention, diagnosis, support and management of FASD in Australia. It builds on the signi cant foundational work and investment over recent years made by governments, non-government organisations, family advocates, researchers and clinicians, individual champions and communities who have raised awareness and supported individuals and their families living with FASD.
The Marulu Strategy 2008–2012: overcoming Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Fitzroy Valley — Aboriginal leaders concerned about high rates of FASD in the Fitzroy Valley, remote north-western Australia, introduced restrictions on access to take-away full-strength alcohol. Following this, Aboriginal leaders engaged strategic partners in a broader strategy to address FASD in the region. The aim of this study was to develop and implement a community-led, researcher-supported, FASD strategy.
Putting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on the Map in New Zealand: A Review of Health, Social, Political, Justice and Cultural Developments — In this article, the developments within New Zealand’s health, justice, social and cultural sectors are traced and the work of many individual trailblazers who have put FASD on the map is acknowledged.
Best Practices for Serving Individuals with Complex Needs – Guide and Evaluation Toolkit — This document is intended to provide guidance for individuals and agencies working with clients with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. Together as a single source, a best practice guide and evaluation tool kit are provided for use by agencies and their staff. There are two anticipated uses for this resource: 1) to assess current service delivery by providing indicators and outcomes that can be measured to inform practice improvements; and 2) to inform future service offerings by supplying a framework on which to develop policy and practices.
Intervention Across the Lifespan: Where are we at and where do we need to go? — This paper identifies the existing gaps in research and provides an overview of the key needs at different developmental stages within the lifespan of an individual with FASD.
Accessible Canada—Creating new national accessibility legislation—In 2016, Minister Carla Qualtrough launched the website Accessible Canada, where Canadians were asked to think about what accessibility means to them and what it could mean for their communities. Between June 2016 and February 2017, over 6,000 Canadians and over 90 organizations shared their ideas about an accessible Canada, culminating in this report.