FASD and the education system


Caregivers have to be the main point of advocacy for their FASD children at school to help them achieve their best – and often there is much potential! 

As soon as an FASD diagnosis is reached, the school must be informed, and the first contact is likely to be your child's school SENCO – Special Education Needs Coordinator. You'll come across lots of acronyms in education – there's a quick guide in the tab below. 

An essential and excellent resource is the Te Kete Ipurangi inclusive education page. Here you'll find everything you need to know about what's available for special needs students at every level of education, including funding. 

For kaiako / teachers, SENCOs and RTLBS - we have an Information for Educators page which is helpful for teachers to begin an understanding of how your FASD child may behave and learn differently.