Our theme this year has been ‘FASD Think Differently’ and if you have been following our social media you will have noticed our #FASDthinkDifferently hashtag. Why think differently? This reflects the way that individuals with FASD think differently, and that those who parent and support them need to change their expectations and think differently too. We also want to celebrate the success of individuals with FASD and show that they can achieve great things when we all ‘think differently’
“Throughout September we are sharing our #FASDthinkdifferently campaign and #FASDFacts across our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Follow up using hashtags #FASDthinkDifferently #FASDMonth #FASDworkingTogether #FASDay #FASD #redshoesrock”
What is FASD Awareness Day?Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day originated in Canada with the first FASD Day taking place on 9th September 1999. This date was chosen as it is was the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, to represent the 9 months of pregnancy and raise awareness of the importance of having an alcohol-free pregnancy for the full nine months to prevent FASD. Since then the campaign has gathered global recognition with many countries now taking part in activities to raise awareness of FASD and the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies.
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Along with our FASD Hub Scotland hashtag #FASDworkingTogether we will also use the following:#IcanFASD, #FASDay, #RedShoesRock, #FASD #FASDMonth
FASD Month is fast approaching, and we need your help! In September, we have lots of exciting things planned, and you can help us by taking part.
Find out more details about the FASD specific webinars going on during the month.
We would like to build a bank of case studies about the experiences of families living with FASD.