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.
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.
I am still finalizing my plans for 2018 but for now, I’m re-sharing the 99 Day posts with any updated information on OSB social media (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr).
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 set to take over at the end of June, we 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.
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