International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day is held on September 9 each year. It has grown over the last 20 years. Here are some 2019 highlights.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day is just under a month away. Here are some ideas and planning suggestions from FASworld and the Red Shoes Rock team on how to plan a Bell Concordance or ideas for a minute of reflection. These can be group activities or a reflection you undertake on your own … Continue reading FASDay: A Bell Concordance or A Minute of Reflection
For the last week of the 2018 and 2019 edition of 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay, the voices and information belong to individuals with FASD. Day 92 & 93 are two quotes from two presenters at the: 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Although there are thousands of published articles on … Continue reading FASD: Nothing About Us Without Us
On June 1 the international movement to bring awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder began with the start of Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD and the 99 Days to FASDay. There have been some exciting new additions to this year’s campaign. Red Shoes Rock: Start the Conversation For the 5th Anniversary, a new logo, … Continue reading Red Shoes Rock and 99 Days to FASDay
Since starting the 99 Days to FASDay in 2017, there have been updates to some posts and new ones added in 2018 and even more will be added in 2019. In order to update information for the 2019 Campaign, the full links were removed from this post, and each day a link and graphic will … Continue reading 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post
Today, on this 9th day of the 9th month at the 9th hour, International FASD Awareness Day, we are encouraged to stop, reflect on and share the message of no alcohol for nine months during pregnancy (049) to bring attention to the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol. I wondered how I would end the … Continue reading FASDay: What are you grateful for?
Today I was meant to be at a workshop by Jeff Noble (FASD Forever). However my dog had to go to the vet unexpectedly. Instead thanks to technology and FB Live I was able to watch at home while wearing my red shoes, and keeping an eye on Franklin (the dog). I was disappointed I wasn't … Continue reading Day 8 Red Shoes Rock: FASD Does NOT Define Us
There is much talk on social media lately about the words we use to talk about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, women who drink alcohol, addiction, individuals with FASD and the messages of awareness and prevention. As anything develops over time, the language changes. Even over the four years I've written this blog, I notice my … Continue reading Day 7 Red Shoes Rock: Reflecting FASD
Today I was thinking again about analogies ... as I grabbed my umbrella on my way out the door. The obvious analogy is how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is sometimes referred to as an umbrella term for the effects, or the diagnoses, such as in the illustration below. In Canada, FASD is no longer an … Continue reading Day 6 of Red Shoes Rock: FASD Umbrella