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

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

Someone had to be the key

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Her name appropriately was given as a clue. Kee Warner is a true KEY to FASD life with purpose. Thank you!  Kee Warner and Whitecrow Village envision a world where people with FASD are valued for the gifts they bring to all It will be a world … Continue reading Someone had to be the key

Collaboration Makes Hard Work, Work!

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - What if person can change a city as big as New York City? Susan Rose - Thank you! Susan Rose, tackled the hidden the white elephant in NYC and her writing goes around the globe. What do you do if you are the aunt of a child … Continue reading Collaboration Makes Hard Work, Work!

Warrior Mother Takes on FASD

Kathy Mitchel, spokesperson for NOFAS and her daughter, Karli.

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Birth Mom, Warrior Mom, Karli's Mom Kathy Mitchell - Thank you! Mom's who drink while pregnant need Hope. Kathy is the sword of truth that cuts through the darkness. Shared by Jodee Kulp I met Kathy Mitchell at the FASD Teen Adult Camp in Michigan in 2004. … Continue reading Warrior Mother Takes on FASD

Little Dreams Grow Big Rainbow!

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Patty Munter - Thank you! It takes a spark to get the fire started. Patti Munter was just the Spark needed to start NOFAS In South Dakota, Patti Munter launched a movement to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies and give hope to families who had been ignored. Her determination … Continue reading Little Dreams Grow Big Rainbow!

Help! We Needed FAS Times.

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Jocie DeVries - Thank you! This Tower of Power Shone Light in the Darkness of FASD Jocie DeVries: mother, FAS*FRI founder, advocate, visionary. Frantic calls poured into the Washington State Adoption Program in 1991 from overwhelmed and desperate parents trying to raise adoptive children with special needs. … Continue reading Help! We Needed FAS Times.

Someone had to plant the FAS garden.

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers - Dr. Ann Streissguth - Thank you! Ann's work has blossomed, her seeds have scattered around the globe to help persons grow while living with FASD. The FASD worldwide community is eternally grateful to Ann Streissguth: mother, research scientist, monarch, gentle spirit, honored woman. Ann Streissguth's gardening began … Continue reading Someone had to plant the FAS garden.