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 FASDContinue 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 worldContinue 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 childContinue reading “Collaboration Makes Hard Work, Work!”

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 determinationContinue 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 beganContinue reading “Someone had to plant the FAS garden.”

Finding Calm in the Chaos of Life

Our next pioneer, Dr. Ann Streissguth, is being released at 9:09 this morning. She is a key researcher that has allowed parents, like Yvonne, Ann and myself to use intentional and proactive positive parenting and caregiving with the individuals we love with FASD. We share this blog first so that people can see the resultsContinue reading “Finding Calm in the Chaos of Life”

One woman connects the world of FASD

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers – Val Surbey – Thank you!   We are honored to share The Perserverance of Val Surbey. Red Shoes Rock Thanks YOU! Parents and caregivers of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are often isolated in their caregiving and unless you have personal 24-hour a day caregiving experience,Continue reading “One woman connects the world of FASD”

FASLink We Are No Longer Alone

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers – Bruce Richie – Thank you! We are honored to share Bruce’s story. Red Shoes Rock Thanks YOU! Two years before the Motorola International 3200 launched Bruce had begun a database of FASD information. Mind you, the mobile device above was the first digital hand-size mobile telephone. ItContinue reading “FASLink We Are No Longer Alone”