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“There’s plenty of parents and caregivers out there, and that’s where I’ve done most of my healing — in finding I wasn’t alone”


Angelene observes a photograph, in an image used for International Women's Day.

This story was first published on Every Moment Matters – Community Stories. You can read it here.

Angelene’s son lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In this video, she talks about alcohol dependence, her son’s FASD diagnosis and her life now as a passionate FASD advocate. 

Every moment matters when you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Support is available if you’d like to make a change. 

If you think a child or young person in your care might have FASD, talk to your GP. If needed, they can provide a referral to a paediatrician or FASD-informed health care provider about assessment and diagnosis.

In the coming months, we’ll be regularly sharing stories like Angelene’s on our website. Sign up to the FARE email list to receive similar stories.  

If you have experiences to share – short or long – that can help people know they’re not alone, please share your story through our Voices of Change project. 

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