What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ?
FASD is a diagnostic term for severe neurodevelopmental impairments (you may see these as difficulties with physical activities, language, memory, learning and behaviour) that result from brain damage caused by alcohol exposure before birth.
It is important to get an early diagnosis so that early interventions and support can be provided. With the right support and early interventions, good outcomes across a range of life goals are more likely to be achieved. A circle of collaboration between health professionals, the family, school and service providers ensures the best opportunities for people with FASD. Read some of the common myths about alcohol use and pregnancy here.
It is important to get an early diagnosis so that early interventions and support can be provided.
With the right support and early interventions, good outcomes across a range of life goals are more likely to be achieved.
A circle of collaboration between health professionals, the family, school and service providers ensures the best opportunities for people with FASD.
Read some of the common myths about alcohol use and pregnancy here.
Find more about FASD
Central Coast Health Promotion Service would like to invite you to attend our next Canteen Network meeting.
For the Term 4 Canteen Network meeting, the Health Promotion Service will hosting the Golden Apple Awards to celebrate all the success the canteens on the Central Coast have achieved over the past 12 months.
When: 26th of Novemeber 2019 (10:00am to 1:00pm)
Where: Toowoon Bay Surf Club
What: The lovely ladies from the “School Food Project” will be presenting at this term meeting. They will be giving on overview on how they can support canteens and demonstrate some very yummy snack and meals you can make in your canteen. There will also be updates about the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy, prizes, giveaways, great food and more throughout the day.
Founded in 2016, they are a registered charity committed to transforming school canteens to deliver a viable service of nourishing lunches and snacks, using whole fresh food, led by chefs. They promote good food culture through classroom cookery and nutrition workshops, and link gardening programs to the canteen service.
Central Coast Health Promotion would like to invite you to a special PDHPE Network workshop.
The workshop will be held at Niagara Park Public School on Thursday 27th of February starting at 4:00pm.
At this terms workshop Sport NSW Disability Inclusion Manager Murray Elbourn will be presenting their Disability Inclusion Program.
The intent of the program is to educate those who are teaching or coaching participants with a range of disabilities and those who have not had the training to understand the more in depth aspects of the disability spectrum or how to adapt rules and equipment for Physical Activity and therefore may lack confidence in adapting their teaching practices.
Registration opens at 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start, a light afternoon tea will be provided.
This workshop will be perfect for teachers who are looking to learn new skills or expand their existing knowledge base.
Through this terms workshop you will:
- Improved education in working with inclusion programs for physical, sensory and intellectual participants.
- Education around rule adaptions and equipment to provide a better sporting experience.
- Learn how to significantly improved sporting experiences for the participants as their needs are catered for and their enjoyment of the sport increases.
- Higher participation numbers of participants with a disability in main stream sporting opportunities.
- Improved health and wellbeing from participation