Raising, caring for or supporting someone with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can be a challenge when you aren’t aware of the disability or how best to support the person and can result in frustration for everyone. But once you make that mind shift, it can be extremely rewarding.
Here you will find stories, support, and links to resources to help you in your journey.
Our Sacred Breath is about our story, told from my point of view and interspersed with wisdom from my daughter. It is a story of learning to love and celebrate the gift of my daughter.
Click on the FASD Life Blog button on the main menu 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 are looking for Red Shoes Rock or FASD swag and would like to support an adult with FASD in a small business, check out the Our Sacred Breath Redbubble Shop.
We just added a few new designs. Simple. Classic. FASD or FASD Advocate. Available in different colours and styles. It is an international ordering site so prices should reflect your currency for your country.
Looking for the 99 Days to FASDay series of information?
Each year the campaign launches on June 1 and runs until September 9. Information is updated as necessary on each former blog post, but unless there is added information, there are no new posts. Buttons for sharing are at the bottom of each post or you can follow along daily on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Check out: 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post for links to each day.
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. We thought 2021 might be our last year but we had requests to run it again, so new graphics were created and if added information or research has been shared, those will be added. Since this is a labour of love (there is no compensation to me) if you are so inclined, you can Buy Me Coffee.
2022 will be the 24th time International FASD Awareness Day is 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. The 99 Days to FASDay series started in 2017.
2022 marks the eighth anniversary of the blog. Thanks to those of you who have been here since the beginning and to those who have joined our journey along the way.
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