FASD Navigator (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

‘Korowai Manaaki’ is an intervention service available for those who live with the realities and complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a diagnostic term for a neuro-developmental disorder which results from exposure to alcohol before birth. Alcohol in the mother’s blood passes to the baby through the umbilical cord.  It is a brain injury pre birth and cannot be cured or fixed.

Individuals with FASD can experience complex physical, behavioural, learning and intellectual problems that persist throughout the lifespan. FASD is diverse and individual depending on when and how much alcohol was consumed during brain development.

Our service provides:

  • Education for the community.
  • Education and support for those with FASD and for the whanau around that person.
  • Advocacy
  • Ensuring the whanau voice is heard.
  • Supporting access to primary healthcare and other needed services.
  • Personal whanau plans