The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Care Action Network (FASD-CAN) is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

On July 5, 2013, FASD-CAN was officially incorporated as a society.  It was created by a group of passionate people whose tamariki were living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – or suspected to be living with it. They had slowly connected with each other and became determined to find out more about FASD and to support other caregivers, parents and whānau along the way.

To mark the occasion some of the founding members have shared their thoughts of that time. You can read their reflections at FASD-CAN's 10th anniversary – our history, our future

The anniversary will also be marked at FASD-CAN's Annual Hui which will be held 9-10 September in Hamilton.

The hui will include an update on the latest FASD research in Aotearoa, a symposium on Mental Health and FASD, a spotlight on FASD in the Waikato, and the Annual General Meeting of FASD-CAN (a half-hour session). On the Saturday there will also be a separate hui for people with FASD. The hui is a chance for rangatahi to talk to others who understand FASD, and to share experiences and successes.

For more information see FASD-CAN Annual Hui 2023