FASD is not recognised as a disability worthy of funding. Currently the biggest care facility for many living with this brain injury is prison.
MoH are using outdated criteria for disability eligibility where there is no funding unless there is an ID. Adaptive and executive functioning is ignored.
MoH are in breach of human rights.
MoH admit that up to 5% of babies are born with FASD in NZ yet not alot is being done to raise awareness.
Why the contribution is important
FASD affects so many people and they cannot live a good life under the current lack of awareness or support. Many are managed out of school and shunned in their communities.
Families like ours are not part of the community, we are isolated.
by Loobylou on April 24, 2023 at 11:33AM
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