FASD Breaking News

25 Aug 2016 8:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Kia ora tātou

IT’S HERE!  New Zealand now has its own FASD Action Plan, launched last night by Hon Peter Dunne. It also comes with a budget of $12 miilion to support it over the first 3 years of implementation.  Click here to view the Plan or Read Peter Dunne’s launch speech.  

Claire Gyde, Chairperson of FASD-CAN spoke about the Plan from a family’s perspective in an 8.40am interview for RNZ Morning Report.

It is exciting to see the much needed ‘Whole of Government Approach’ has begun to take shape.  Thanks to you all for keeping the faith and keeping it real on the front lines to get us this far and to the Ministries and Government who responded to the call! There is a lot of hard work ahead where goodwill and collaboration will be needed more than ever.  Bring it on J!!


But wait there’s more…!

As part of its Te Kete Purangi Inclusive Education Guide for Schools, the Ministry of Education yesterday also launched online its much anticipated Guide Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies to Support Student  http://inclusive.tki.org.nz/  

This is such an important step forward.  Congratulations for a job well done to all involved!


PLUS PLUS PLUS…! Im pleased to tell you the FASD: Moving Forward Workshop with Jacqueline Pei and Tracy Mastrangelo from Alberta Canada, can now be viewed online.  The content is in 3 parts corresponding to the topics covered.  

To access click either, PART ONE  PART TWO or PART THREE  and login using the password FASDFKNZ.  Please note at this point the link will not be accessible via websites so you may wish to save them.  

Thanks to Fostering Kids for arranging the filming and online links, the HPA for the funding grant and our wonderful, informative and entertaining Canadian guests Tracy and Jacquie. 

To access other excellent online resources from our guest speakers visit  http://www.engagingalllearners.ca/il/supporting-students-with-fasd/ and https://wrapschools.ca/professionals-without-parachutes/printable-toolkit/


Christine Rogan

Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator

Level 1, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland

*: P.O. Box 99407, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

(: (09) 520 7037 I christine@ahw.org.nz

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