Poor support for caregivers of children with foetal alcohol damage
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - or FASD - covers a wide range of brain and physical development impairments that start with prenatal exposure to alcohol. It can result in significant behaviour and learning problems, that are not easily addressed. Families and FASD experts want it to be classed as a disability so that services to diagnose and treat it, are better aligned and funded. Lynn Freeman speaks with a couple who foster two children with FASD and FASD expert consultant Kerryn Bagley, who is based in Brisbane.