FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
253. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the report ''When
your disability doesn't fit — Ending discrimination against
people with FASD in Western Australian law and policy'' and the
problematic treatment of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, given it might not
be accompanied by significant intellectual impairment.
(1) Does the
government intend to develop a model definition of ''cognitive
impairment'', which includes FASD as recommended in this report?
(2) If yes to (1), when will this
(3) If no to (1), why not?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
government is aware of the report and is giving consideration to its
recommendations as part of its work to develop an approach to FASD generally.
(2)–(3) Not applicable.