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.
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 latest blog post.
Click FASD on the Web to find useful links and I am the Mother to find out more about the author.
Looking for the 99 Days to FASDay series of information?
The 2019 edition is here! While the information and graphics from the previous two editions can still be found each day from June 1 – September 9, new graphics, updated information and/or new information will be posted on each respective page. So, check back each day here for a link to that day: 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post , or follow Our Sacred Breath on Twitter or Facebook.
Feel free to share (buttons for sharing are at the bottom of each post!) as updated.
2019 will be the 21st time International FASD Awareness Day has been recognized. 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.
The 2017 info graphics were updated (if there was new information to share) and although not re-posted daily on the blog (you can click on the Master Post above to find any day) they were shared daily on other OSB social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and the Red Shoes Rock Facebook page.
As noted above 2019 will have a fresh new look with updates or new information. If you want to know the history of Red Shoes Rock, check out the blog post: Red Shoes Rock and 99 Days to FASDay or FASDay or visit the Red Shoes Rock website.
If you are in Ontario (Canada) you know Bill 44 (formerly Bill 191) an act to amend the Education Act was dropped for a second time in 2018 as Parliament closed to focus on the 2018 provincial election. With the election well past us, and a Premier who has slashed education spending, and would rather open up access to alcohol rather than increase support for FASD, we are not hopeful for a reintroduction of the Bill. However there is still a movement to get the Bill re-introduced. Please continue to write your MPP and ask him/her what s/he intends to do to address FASD – the leading cause and highest prevalence of developmental disabilities.
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