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.
If you would like to support an adult with FASD in a small t-shirt business, check out the Our Sacred Breath Redbubble Shop. We have just added some face masks. A few different styles.
Looking for the 99 Days to FASDay series of information?
The 2020 version launched June 1 and runs until September 9. Each day one fact, piece of information, quote, helpful tip, or historical fact about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be shared. While the information and graphics from the previous four editions can still be found on the corresponding blog post for each day, new graphics, updated information, and/or new information will be posted on each respective page. You can also follow along each day on Facebook at All About FASD
Feel free to share (buttons for sharing are at the bottom of each post!) as updated.
2020 marks the 22nd 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 – a grassroots movement to raise awareness about FASD with a focus in the time leading up to FASDay.
Check out: 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post for links to each day.
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 thought all hope was lost.
In a surprising twist, the former Premier of our Province who was defeated in the election, and while supportive of the Bill while Premier did not move it along, she did reintroduce it again as a Private Members Bill in February 2020. Then the pandemic hit and everything has gone on hold. 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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