September is international FASD awareness month with September 9 being international FASD Day. This is to highlight the importance of going alcohol-free during the 9 months of pregnancy. The first FASD Day was held on September 9, 1999. The Central Alberta FASD Network, along with other FASD Networks across the country and world recognize September as FASD Awareness Month.
With FASD Month comes the Red Shoes Rock movement. This movement was started in 2013, bringing awareness and attention to FASD, by encouraging everyone to wear red shoes to FASD events. Learn more about the Red Shoes Rock movement here.
The Central Alberta FASD Network is committed to raising awareness, advocacy, and education about FASD. We continue to do this through outreach programs, education and trainings, and assessment and diagnosis offered to the Central Alberta community.
To celebrate FASD Month and FASD Day, we are hosting two events. For more information about either event, please click the Register buttons below. We hope to see you on these days of honor with your red shoes.
We are thrilled to continue our tradition of the FASD Champion Awards. Nominate your FASD Champion below! A champion supports, advocates, educates, and walks with those impacted by FASD, caregivers and supporters. These individuals will be recognized on October 12 during our conference.