fasd home

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?

Click 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post to find the complete list by each day.

Feel free to share (buttons for sharing are at the bottom of each post!)


2018 marked 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.

Check out Day 27 of 99 Days to FASDay: Focus on the Positive; Let Your Red Shoes Rock or Day 50 of 99 Days: The birth of 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.

If you are looking ahead to 2019 or want a history, check out the blog post: Red Shoes Rock and 99 Days to FASDay or FASDay or visit the new Red Shoes Rock website.

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. With the election over, and a new Premier in office, we still have no idea if this new government will provide any support for FASD, let alone reintroduce the Bill.  The time is now to write the new MPPs and ask them what they intend to do to address FASD – the leading cause and highest prevalence of developmental disabilities.

To understand the title of the site, check out Sacred Breath. 

If you find any broken links please just let me know by leaving a comment on the page or email fasd@oursacredbreath.com.