Raising or caring for someone with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can be a challenge when you aren’t aware of how best to support the person, but it is also very 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.
To understand the title of the site, check out Sacred Breath.
If you would like to support an adult with FASD in a small business, check out the Our Sacred Breath Redbubble Shop.
Looking for the 99 Days to FASDay series of information?
The 2021 version launched June 1 and runs until September 9. No new posts are scheduled for the blog, but graphics from the previous five editions can still be found on the original corresponding blog post for each day. You can follow along each day on Facebook at All About FASD. For those new to the series, each day one fact, piece of information, quote, helpful tip, or historical fact about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is shared.
Feel free to share (buttons for sharing are at the bottom of each post!). Check out: 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post for links to each day.
2021 marks the 23rd 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. Since 2015, I have participated in Red Shoes Rock – a grassroots movement to raise awareness about FASD with a focus leading up to FASDay.
Care to support our creative endeavours?
This year I was fortunate to find a part time, work from home contract which has allowed me to continue to support my daughter who is not independent. However our dreams of presenting as a Mother/Daughter Duo were put on hold (as for many others) when COVID struck. I have been working on some plans to increase awareness and find a way for my daughter and I to start a business that will eventually support her. Until then, I continue to advocate and share information on different social media platforms – without payments. I feel my role in the FASD community is to provide accessible general information to individuals. It is time intensive though. I don’t want ads on the blog right now. So what else could I do? I found out about the Buy Me A Coffee platform which allows people to support the work of artists, writers, businesses… anyone … who offers something people enjoy and appreciate. If you would like to support me you can do so here: Buy Me A Coffee. No pressure though.
This year marks the seventh anniversary of the blog. Thanks to those of you have been here since the beginning and to those who have joined in on our journey along the way.
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