Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Today is another scorcher, with humidity, here in Eastern Ontario. The kilometre walked was early this morning. Not too many people outside. Then it was a quick water of the garden. The plants are wilting in this heat. The weather and being in the garden gave me so many metaphors to the experience of living with someone … Continue reading Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Day 3: Kilometre 3: (Stamp Out Stigma) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Another kilometre walked to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Today I wanted to share information about a campaign to Stamp Out Stigma of birth mothers of children with FASD. This stigma also extends to adoptive/foster parents, caregivers,  and those with FASD. In the efforts of all involved in talking about the prevention of … Continue reading Day 3: Kilometre 3: (Stamp Out Stigma) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Day 4 – Red Shoes Rock – FASD Awareness

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Write a PSA!
Or use one that already exists –

September is Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month – so share this wonderful PSA with friends – or take a look at some of the other great PSA’s online – most of the people working with FASD Awareness willingly share –

This was created by a 2009 high school graduate in a tiny rural KY county – he’s got real talent, and I’m so grateful to him for taking the time to do this. Please feel free to pass it on – I want Parker and his fabulous PSA to get a lot of views today!!

Happy FASD Awareness Day from Kentucky!
Laura Nagel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_USXRi8zt8

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Day 3 – Red Shoes Rock. Visibility for FASD

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RedShoesRock-91 There is still time to get a plan together for 9.9 at 9:09 or simply step with us up to International FASDay. 

Bells Ring at 9:00 – and then a Minute of Reflection at 9:09 am

Everyone participating in FAS Day is invited to share in the “Minute of Reflection” 9:09 a.m. on September 9, as it goes around the world.

In this magical moment the ninth minute of the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month we want to get out the message that in the nine months of pregnancy, while breastfeeding or planning to conceive, women should not drink alcohol.
In this minute, we also want the world to remember those millions of people around the world who are living with fetal alcohol disorders. If a large bell or carillon is not accessible or appropriate, participants can do many things to observe that special minute in accordance…

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Day 1 – Red Shoes Rock for FASD Visibility

I started my 9 kms in 9 days this morning. Only takes 15 minutes at a good pace to do a kilometre.

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Welcome to all who are participating in this first ever “Let’s Get Visible” campaign.

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Life is hard… but I won’t quit!

What does it mean to be a person living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

… It is the infant who is unable to suck and tolerates most infant formulas and is failure to thrive, does not sleep, cannot adjust to lighting or noises and is unable to sooth

… It is the two year old whose temper tantrum is MORE  (a limbic system overload into never never land), does not sleep, cannot adjust to lighting or noises and is unable to sooth

… It is the preschooler who watches as friends skip across a playground and has the first realization she is different

… It is the elementary school student who loved being read to and discovers he can not read

… It is the middle school student who…

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