What is the average life expectancy for individuals with FAS? An old research report keeps surfacing that is misleading and does not have enough data to make a broad statement. Read this post to find out about it and how you can respond. #fasd
Hon. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia moved second reading of Bill S-253, an Act respecting a national framework for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Still a long way to become law, but exciting to see it discussed in Senate. See post for the transcript / Hansard and video of the 20 minute presentation.
September has been a busy month as advocates, individuals, caregivers, organizations and professionals came together to raise the profile of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. We all know that advocacy and awareness will not stop as the month ends, but a special month does provide increased exposure. I participate in a variety of activities year round, … Continue reading FASD: A Tale Told in 9 Ts
Do you know how red shoes became the most popular symbol for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Do you know when and why the Red Shoes Rock awareness campaign started?
I am not talking about what the acronym FASD means or even how it is caused but going deeper into what it really means for Society. Most people see it as an alcohol and pregnancy issue - but it really goes beyond that. In the 99 Days to FASDay series, we have tried to highlight … Continue reading What is FASD?
Day 88 wraps up our mini review of awareness campaigns that we featured for Day 86 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Messages and Day 87 of 99 Days to FASDay: Images of FASD Today we look at the results when reviewing campaign tones. In this review, campaigns varied widely in tone, from warm, positive themes, to … Continue reading Day 88 of 99 Days to FASDay: What’s Your Tone?
Do you know what your message is going to be? Since 2013, I have participated in the Red Shoes Rock campaign. From September 1-9, I wear red sneakers, and share a messages on my personal social media, as well as on social media connected to Our Sacred Breath. The red shoes are a great conversation starter. … Continue reading Day 86 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Messages