Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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UNSW research shows Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year because of a lack of understanding, and a dearth of community-based services and support. This series of articles explores the extent of the problem and potential solutions.

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Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity, write Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry,and Ruth McCausland.