I thought I’d glam up a couple of my prosthetic legs for Red Shoes Rock Day to help raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The third prosthetic with the NZ fern was my Paralympics race leg.
Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero
Today I celebrate the beauty that is FASD. Our tamariki are precious and have great strength and courage to live in a world that often stigmatises and excludes them. FASD Day reminds us that all tamariki are treasures regardless of their neuro-diversities.
Associate Professor Anita Gibbs
In the lead up to FASD Awareness Day 2021 Heidi Braks has drawn this awesome picture!
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Red Shoes Rock at Tui Ora Whanau Health & Wellbeing Services to mark FASD Awareness Day 2020.
Drinking alcohol at any stage of pregnacy could hurt your baby. To learn more about the risk of drinking alcohol during pregrnancy, check out the video created by the Counties Manukau District Health Board.Read more
Tapu whilst hapu
The importance of not drinking while trying to conceive or during pregnancy was the main messages of the Tairawhiti Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) poster competition.Read more
The Minister of Health put out an FASD Awareness Day Press Release
The Ministry of Health launched a new FASD website
The Weekend Sun article written by their Assistant Editor Cayla-Fay Euinton based on her personal experience of having a younger brother with FASD. Red shoes and conversing about FASD
NOFAS produced this short video with Dr. Tony Dunn, an FASD Champion with ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Dunn talks about the importance of screening pregnant women for alcohol use, and points out that alcohol, out of all the substances of abuse (including opioids) is the most damaging for the developing baby.