Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Employment Services and Criminal Justice -4-EB1AY29

Project Details

Layman's description


Everyone deserves a high quality of life. This includes having access to housing, healthcare, social and community supports.
Meaningful employment is important for our overall wellbeing.
It improves our social connection, sense of belonging and self-esteem. It markedly improves the welfare of families and communities.
However, people with disabilities remain at a disadvantage when seeking employment. Only about half of Australians with disability are currently participating in the workforce.
People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are at particular risk of underemployment.
In addition, the risk of contact with the justice system is approximately 30 times greater for a person with FASD compared to a person without FASD.

Key findings

UWA in partnership with Patches Australia, 360Edge, APM and Real Drug Talk, and with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health, have produced an online educational Resource to provide tips, tools and strategies that can assist employment professionals, employers and those within the justice workforce, to effectively support people with FASD as they transition out of the justice system into meaningful employment.

Effective start/end date1/08/201/08/22


  • Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia): A$92,575.00