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rffada – Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association

The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is a national not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to prevention and ensuring that individuals living with FASD or at risk of fetal alcohol exposure have access to diagnostic services, post diagnostic multidisciplinary management planning and parent peer support.

The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) strategic plan is based on four key priorities:

  • Prevention
  • Support
  • Training and education
  • Research and projects

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe the risks to the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals living with FASD will experience some challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Success is possible.

Vision and mission

RFFADA is dedicated to ensure that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning in Australia and that carers and parents are supported.

How RFFADA can help

The RFFADA website has a range of support resources including international news and information relating to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, or FASD.

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Last reviewed: December 2023

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