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 seasonsContinue reading “Ripe Time to Connect FASD Pieces”

Dedicated Mums Matter – Australia

RED SHOES ROCK SHOUTS OUT TO SUE MIERS 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 respectiveContinue reading “Dedicated Mums Matter – Australia”

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 aContinue reading “Creativity connects us to one another”

Early Diagnosis Changes the Game

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS BARB WYBRECHT your family changed the lives of many families for the better! “This family is one of our giants!” And FROM THIS FAMILY we have evolved. Thank you!” — Red Shoes Rock “We are… sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, thanContinue reading “Early Diagnosis Changes the Game”

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. SandraContinue 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 resultContinue 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”

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 regardingContinue reading “Translation is a bridge to understanding”

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, asContinue 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. HeContinue reading “Each starfish matters to Dr. Jones”