Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Course

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 01 December 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAFA_

This practical course aims to demystify Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and equip educators with the right understanding to best support their learners.

This course is ideal for teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators (LSC), RTLBs, kaiako in early learning settings, and leaders. 

What does the Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder course focus on?

  • background on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – what the condition is
  • practical strategies for teachers to assist in managing autism to enhance learning
  • question and answer session
  • unpacking real-life scenarios as a group.

How we work with you

Brenda Ellis has specialist knowledge, expertise and in-depth experience in learning support, having recently joined Evaluation Associates from Salisbury School - a national residential school for young people with complex needs, based in Nelson. Brenda brings her years of sensible, practical experience to this empowering workshop.

You choose how you want to engage with this important learning. We run this course both a face-to-face and online.


This online course starts from the 1st of March 2021. We offer this course monthly.

If you wish to wish for us to deliver this as a face-to-face course, please contact Brenda Ellis - b.ellis@evaluate.co.nz 


This online course costs $175 + GST per person. 

Course funding

Teacher aides currently working in schools can apply to the Ministry of Education Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund to attend this course. The pilot fund will meet the course costs for successful applications, and up to $500 per person for travel and/or accommodation as required. 

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

01 March 2021 – 31 March 2021