AAP&FASD Research Group


Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which can cause lifelong disabilities for a person. The damage to the brain can result in developmental delays; problems with learning, behaviour, memory, language and communication skills; and everyday living and socialising skills.


There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy which is why we recommend …




The Alcohol & Pregnancy & FASD Research Group (some of our group pictured above on International FASD Awareness Day) at the Telethon Kids Institute is working with children and their families and communities; government and non-government organisations; service providers; researchers; and health, justice, education, disability and child protection professionals to:

  • reduce alcohol consumption in pregnancy
  • improve clinical practice and diagnosis
  • support appropriate interventions, management and services for children with FASD and their families


Read more about 'Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD' and 'Our Research'






 FASD and Justice Community Reference Group


FASD and Justice (1)

The Telethon Kids Institute is establishing a FASD and Justice Community Reference Group to work with our researchers. If you are interested please read the information sheet and submit your nomination by Friday19 September 2014.



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Women want to know


The Women Want to Know project encourages health professionals to routinely discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women and to provide advice that is consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (Alcohol Guidelines)

The Women Want to Know project includes leaflets, videos and online e-learning for health professionals. Read more




Swap the pub for the bub 


Be your baby's hero and swap the pub for the bub! Pledge to go alcohol free today because being a good dad begins right now. Visit the Pregnant Pause website to find out more.