For information & resources on FASD, visit www.canfasd.ca.
What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. (FASD Ontario)
Start the Conversation
In Grey-Bruce, we encourage organizations & individuals to:
- Light up RED (homes, windows, flashlights) to show support and start the conversation. Keystone main office will shine a red light for the weekend of Sept 8-10th.
- Wear Red – clothes, shoes, hats. Be creative (https://redshoesrock.com/why-red-shoes)
- Schedule a walk for awareness with co-workers, friends, neighbors.
- Share your photos on your own social media pages or tag Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services
- Educate yourself about FASD. “FASD: A 3 minute introduction” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mBSL0foahc&t=92s & “A day in the life” video about supports required for adults with invisible disabilitieshttps://youtu.be/eDBb8WE8sI8
- Reach out to an FASD Coordinator if interested in booking a staff training, Q & A, or would like further resources. We can be reached at [email protected] or visithttps://www.keystonebrucegrey.org/specialized-services/fasd-program/ See program brochure attached.