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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

Translation is a bridge to understanding

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Peggy Seo Oba - Thank you! Peggy Seo Oba tenaciously has been a driving force to help parents and professionals connect the puzzle pieces of FASD by helping us connect the research studies.  Peggy Oba's work in The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Network (FASIN) offers information regarding … Continue reading Translation is a bridge to understanding

Mates forever together inspired

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Elizabeth "Anne" Russell - Thank you!  Courage is something that Elizabeth (Anne) Russell both has and inspires in others. Anne doesn’t shy away from the truth about alcohol in pregnancy– it’s something she’s had to live with on a daily basis. — Professor Fiona Stanley Professor Stanley … Continue reading Mates forever together inspired

Ripe Time to Connect FASD Pieces

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Dr. Paul Lemoine, Dr. Christy Ulleland, Dr. David Smith - Thank you! For over 100 years physicians had known that alcohol crossed the placenta. And many believed children of problem drinkers had defects related to poor genetic stock rather than to alcohol exposure. Historically, there were seasons … Continue reading Ripe Time to Connect FASD Pieces

Journey Through the Healing Circle

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Dr. Robin LaDue - Thank you! Dr. LaDue's work opens understanding and created healing. The award-winning author of the Journey through the Healing Circle books and video, Dr. LaDue has lectured worldwide on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and historical trauma in Native American communities, as … Continue reading Journey Through the Healing Circle

Each starfish matters to Dr. Jones

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones - Thank you! Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones was one of two doctors at the University of Washington who first identified FAS in the United States in 1973. He is a pediatrician by training, specializing in the identification and treatment of birth defects. He … Continue reading Each starfish matters to Dr. Jones

FASD Rock Star

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Dr. Pi Nian Chang - Thank you! On November 29, 2010–They just wanted to see him. Say hello. Shake his hand. Say Thank you to a dear friend retiring. Hundreds, if not thousands of families in Minnesota arrived at the University of Minnesota’s FASD Diagnostic Clinic, greeted … Continue reading FASD Rock Star

It took a judge’s eye (and heart).

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Juvenile Judge Hon. Susan Carlson - Thank you! Susan Shepard Carlson is founder of the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a retired Hennepin County judicial officer and former first lady of Minnesota.   Twenty years ago, the Hon. Susan Carlson, JD had a big idea: to … Continue reading It took a judge’s eye (and heart).

Life guard strategies

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Jan Lutke - Thank you! Jan Lutke is a first-person/child thinker and doer. She is also a giver back to empower her community—the world. Albert Einstein said: “The problems that we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them” Jan's work threw … Continue reading Life guard strategies

Compassion builds communities

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Audrey Salahub - Thank you! In 1993, citizens from the community of Maple Ridge, BC, began a coordinated and strategic process to address the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  This grassroots-based group implemented their community action plan, which resulted in the creation of the FASD … Continue reading Compassion builds communities