Raising or caring for someone with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a challenge but also rewarding.
Here you will find stories, support and links to resources to help you in your journey.
If you are in Ontario you know Bill 44 (formerly Bill 191) an act to amend the Education Act was dropped for a second time as Parliament closed to focus on the provincial election. So far local candidates, that are questioned about supporting the reintroduction of the Bill after the election, are speaking in favour of it, however Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder continues to be largely ignored by the political parties. The time is now to write current and hopeful MPPs and ask them what they intend to do to address FASD – the leading cause and highest prevalence of developmental disabilities – yet for the most part ignored. In fact PCs and Liberals are campaigning to support not only craft breweries but also increasing access to alcohol with sales in convenience stores!
Our Sacred Breath is about an adoption story, learning to love and celebrate the gift of my daughter.
Click on the FASD Life Blog button above to view the blog.
Click FASD on the Web to find useful links and I am the Mother to find out more about the author.
2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of International FASD Awareness Day. It started in 1999 (by two Canadians and an American) as an idea to recognize the 9 months of pregnancy on September 9 each year and has spread around the globe. For the last few years I have participated in Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD – a grassroots movement, celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, that leads up to FASDay.
From June 1 – September 9, 2017, I shared 99 things about FASD – tips, information, quotes and facts as part of my participation in the 2017 Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD campaign. Click here to find the first 99 Days to 9/9 post. Click 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post for links to all 99 Days.
Stay tuned for 2018 plans! I am working on a collaboration with another mom (and FASD advocate) and we have some exciting ideas we are investigating!
If you want some ideas for 2018 and history, check out: FASDay
To understand the title of the site, check out Sacred Breath.