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Well worn Red Shoes keep rocking for the journey ahead

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS Dr. Elizabeth Elliott We appreciate ALL your HARD WORK! "My red shoes in the red Australian outback! Symbolic that FASD is prevalent in Australia, including in remote and Aboriginal communities. This painting of the Fitzroy Valley - where FASD prevalence is estimated to be 20% - was done by a senior … Continue reading Well worn Red Shoes keep rocking for the journey ahead

What is FASD Success?

Thank you Yvonne

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What does success for our children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder look like? Most often it looks like nothing to those who do not know the struggles and challenges we face and that sometimes what seems like no big deal to others, is a huge deal in our world.

The maiden turns 20 tomorrow. We’ve been together almost twelve years. She told me she is getting up at 7:20 a.m. tomorrow because that’s what time she was born. I told her I wasn’t present at her birth 20 years ago, but I’ll be up with her tomorrow to help her celebrate her 20th.

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I thought in honour of her birthday, I’d share a real success story – on so many levels.

Last week she went to a week long day camp for adults with FASD. She has had very little success at “special needs” camps – because they don’t get…

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NOFAS

Organizing and creating a collaborative unified voice of FASD prevention and support Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), Washington, DC, USA Objectives: NOFAS has successfully organized 41 national and international affiliates. NOFAS serves as a liaison to all federal agencies that address FASD, FASD researchers and has partnerships with key professional groups such … Continue reading NOFAS

Free Russian and Ukrainian Translations Best I Can Be Living with FASD by Liz Kulp

We are all in this together and it will take a whole world to understand! The Kulp family has graciously allowed the Best I Can Be: Living With Fetal Alcohol to be translated into Russian and Ukrainian. The translations were sponsored by  UKRAINE WORKS. Mom's Choice Recipient, Liz Kulp, as a young teen with Fetal … Continue reading Free Russian and Ukrainian Translations Best I Can Be Living with FASD by Liz Kulp

FASD Grows Up!

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS JUDITH KLEINFELD FOR FOCUSING ON WHAT CAN GO RIGHT! A compendium from parents and professionals of practical tools and strategies that can help alcohol-affected individuals and their families lead happier, more productive lives. Judith Kleinfeld is founder and was the director of the Northern Studies program at the University of Alaska … Continue reading FASD Grows Up!

Creativity connects us to one another

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS ANTONIA RATHBUN YOUR CREATIVITY OPENED NEW PATHWAY OF UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU! Art Therapy gave me the privilege of sharing the power of art to make story visible, which can change the life of a child, their family, community, and a entire culture.  Art is not just a thing, it is a … Continue reading Creativity connects us to one another

Dedicated Mums Matter

RED SHOES ROCK SHOUTS OUT TO SUE MEIRS THANK YOU! Sue’s compassion and voice helped many around the world. The week of September 11, 2001, I presented Fetal Alcohol in Australia along with a five-day program for foster carers and adoptive parents on living through allegations. Both issues remain vibrant and alive in our respective … Continue reading Dedicated Mums Matter

Couple gives a lifetime to create change

RED SHOES ROCK IS HONORED TO PRESENT STERLING AND SANDRA CLARREN. THANK YOU Sterling and Sandra Clarren have given a lifetime together in making a difference for understanding and helping persons with FASD. They are a team! Dr. Sterling K. Clarren is one of the world's leading researchers into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Sandra … Continue reading Couple gives a lifetime to create change

Who proved alcohol is a teratagen?

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Dr. Kathleen K. Sulik - Thank you! The FASD community is grateful that Kathleen K. Sulik, Ph.D. is a scientist who studies birth defects. Her discipline is called teratology or developmental toxicology. Much of her research has involved studying the various types of birth defects that result … Continue reading Who proved alcohol is a teratagen?

Delving into the History of FASD

  Significance of Study of the History of FASD For many years, it has been assumed that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a "new" malady.  Although the etiology of the disorder was first mentioned in 1968 paper by Dr. Paul Lemoine, it does not mean that the symptoms were not recognized years if not centuries before.  … Continue reading Delving into the History of FASD