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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/knowledge-base-practice-frameworks/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder/
Printed: 14/12/2019
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Updated: 24 July 2019

All tamariki are unique and have mana, and the journey to oranga and success for tamariki with FASD needs special knowledge and practice.

Studies suggest 30-50% of children and young people in care will have FASD. The challenges of this brain-based disability can heavily impact tamariki, their whānau and the social workers, caregivers, schools and professionals surrounding them.

If you are working with a child or young person with FASD or other neuro-developmental condition, it's important to know 'yes' there is something you can do.