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Red Shoes Rock is over for 2023, but it’s time to start planning for September 2024!

Thank you to everyone who wore red shoes or socks in September to support FASD Awareness Month. We had the biggest Red Shoes Rock ever in 2023, and we’re excited to do it all again – only even bigger and better – in 2024!

Next September, we’re encouraging Australians to wear red shoes or socks throughout the month, to spark conversations and create an understanding about this largely invisible and preventable disability.

Meet our Official Shoe Partner

We’ve partnered with ethical Australian shoe brand, TWOOBS as our official shoe partner to amplify the campaign across the country.

Rock your
Red Shoes

Wear red shoes or socks during September and take a video or photo holding one of our signs, which you can download from our resources page.

Share your photo on social media on 9 September, with the hashtags #FASD and #RedShoesRock to show your support.

Don’t forget to tag and follow us on:

“Your greatness is not always in what you have, but in what you give”

Have you felt a pull to give back? 
Is 2024 the year you commit to becoming a volunteer??

LCFASD is looking for individuals that are interested in volunteering their time!!

If you are looking to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Connect with our team today
📱 780.594.9905

#lcfasd #fasd #volunteer #giveback #bettertogether

“Your greatness is not always in what you have, but in what you give”

Have you felt a pull to give back?
Is 2024 the year you commit to becoming a volunteer??

LCFASD is looking for individuals that are interested in volunteering their time!!

If you are looking to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Connect with our team today
📱 780.594.9905

#lcfasd #fasd #volunteer #giveback #bettertogether

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I can’t believe this is happening! So excited to be surrounded by game changers in the community of individuals with FASD, and those living with FASD. Elated to hear their voices and experiences and learn what we can do to support them and our families living with FASD better. I’m thrilled to be sharing this weekend with my colleague and friend akunzman about our work in California with our FASDNow Alliance!! And the best part…seeing those I work with continually through zoom in person! It’s like a family reunion!!! 

#fasd2024 #fasd #makingchange

I can’t believe this is happening! So excited to be surrounded by game changers in the community of individuals with FASD, and those living with FASD. Elated to hear their voices and experiences and learn what we can do to support them and our families living with FASD better. I’m thrilled to be sharing this weekend with my colleague and friend akunzman about our work in California with our FASDNow Alliance!! And the best part…seeing those I work with continually through zoom in person! It’s like a family reunion!!!

#fasd2024 #fasd #makingchange

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Once I understood AND accepted that I did not have control over my daughter's behavior (and that trying to act as though I did only escalated those very same behaviors), I had no options left except to focus on my own behavior and my acceptance of who she is. ⁠What does this mean exactly? Keep reading... 😉⁠
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Owning my own behavior meant doing the internal, self-reflective work so I could understand the myriad of emotions I sometimes experienced, alongside my reactivity and triggers related to her behavioral symptoms. ⁠
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Acceptance was about truly allowing her to be herself and recognizing that she has a high and nearly constant need for my co-regulated support. And, that this need was about her brain-based condition, not something she was doing "to me". ⁠
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It means getting CRYSTAL clear on how her brain works differently so I could then support her differently than I do my neurotypical teen.⁠
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What I am describing is an on-going process of hard work, but I promise what awaits you on the other side is more peace, understanding, and seeing your child experience less challenging behaviors. ⁠
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Learn more about the Brain First Parenting approach via my FREE 75-minute workshop: “The Essential Framework for Parenting Your Child with Challenging Behaviors” Instant access can be found at go.eileendevine.com/freeworkshop or by clicking on the link in my bio⁠
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#fasd #fetalalcohol #adhd #autism #pandasdisease #adhdparents #autismparents #fasdawareness #specialneedsparenting #adoptiveparents #brainfirstparenting #resilienceroom #fosterparents #challengingbehaviors #challengingbehaviours #pda  #odd #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #pathologicaldemandavoidance #neuroimmune #neuroimmuneillness #pdaparents ⁠#parentcoach #parentcoaching #therapistforparents #supportforparents #fostercareparents #fostercare #collaborativeproblemsolving #laggingskills ⁠
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Once I understood AND accepted that I did not have control over my daughter`s behavior (and that trying to act as though I did only escalated those very same behaviors), I had no options left except to focus on my own behavior and my acceptance of who she is. ⁠What does this mean exactly? Keep reading… 😉⁠
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Owning my own behavior meant doing the internal, self-reflective work so I could understand the myriad of emotions I sometimes experienced, alongside my reactivity and triggers related to her behavioral symptoms. ⁠
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Acceptance was about truly allowing her to be herself and recognizing that she has a high and nearly constant need for my co-regulated support. And, that this need was about her brain-based condition, not something she was doing "to me". ⁠
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It means getting CRYSTAL clear on how her brain works differently so I could then support her differently than I do my neurotypical teen.⁠
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What I am describing is an on-going process of hard work, but I promise what awaits you on the other side is more peace, understanding, and seeing your child experience less challenging behaviors. ⁠

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Learn more about the Brain First Parenting approach via my FREE 75-minute workshop: “The Essential Framework for Parenting Your Child with Challenging Behaviors” Instant access can be found at go.eileendevine.com/freeworkshop or by clicking on the link in my bio⁠


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#fasd #fetalalcohol #adhd #autism #pandasdisease #adhdparents #autismparents #fasdawareness #specialneedsparenting #adoptiveparents #brainfirstparenting #resilienceroom #fosterparents #challengingbehaviors #challengingbehaviours #pda #odd #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #pathologicaldemandavoidance #neuroimmune #neuroimmuneillness #pdaparents ⁠#parentcoach #parentcoaching #therapistforparents #supportforparents #fostercareparents #fostercare #collaborativeproblemsolving #laggingskills ⁠

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Did you know we have a 1:1 Family Support Service? Anyone can self-refer by contacting the FASD Hub. We offer a range of support to meet family's needs so call & speak to one of our FASD advisors. #FASD

Did you know we have a 1:1 Family Support Service? Anyone can self-refer by contacting the FASD Hub. We offer a range of support to meet family`s needs so call & speak to one of our FASD advisors. #FASD

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FASD und Werkstätten für Menschen mit Behinderung - Herausforderung der Integration der „jungen Wilden“
Heute zum Vertiefungsteil an einem zweiten Vormittag bei Westfalenfleiß. Ich komme gerne wieder! Inhouse-Fortbildungen zu deinem Wunschschwerpunkt in deiner Einrichtung? Kein Problem- sprich mich gerne an! #adoptivfamilie #adoptiveltern #adoptivkind #fosterparents #fosterparenting #foster #fosterfamily #pflegefachkraft #pflegefamilie #pflegefamilien #specialneedsfamily #specialneedparents #neurodivergent #neurodiverseabilities #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #fasdaware #fasdcaregiversuccess #fasd #fas #fetalalcoholsyndromeawareness #fetalalcoholspectrum #fetalalcoholspectrumdisordermom #fetalalcoholspectrumdisorder #fetalesalkoholsyndrom #brain #braindevelopment #braindamage #alkohol #institutfürfasd

FASD und Werkstätten für Menschen mit Behinderung – Herausforderung der Integration der „jungen Wilden“
Heute zum Vertiefungsteil an einem zweiten Vormittag bei Westfalenfleiß. Ich komme gerne wieder! Inhouse-Fortbildungen zu deinem Wunschschwerpunkt in deiner Einrichtung? Kein Problem- sprich mich gerne an! #adoptivfamilie #adoptiveltern #adoptivkind #fosterparents #fosterparenting #foster #fosterfamily #pflegefachkraft #pflegefamilie #pflegefamilien #specialneedsfamily #specialneedparents #neurodivergent #neurodiverseabilities #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #fasdaware #fasdcaregiversuccess #fasd #fas #fetalalcoholsyndromeawareness #fetalalcoholspectrum #fetalalcoholspectrumdisordermom #fetalalcoholspectrumdisorder #fetalesalkoholsyndrom #brain #braindevelopment #braindamage #alkohol #institutfürfasd

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"Maria" photo: Manucho #NwnPhoto  fundacionmariajosejove #TallerFotografiaInclusiva #inclusion #diversity #intellectualdisabilities #downsyndrome #FASD#autism #adhd #wearebillionstrong

"Maria" photo: Manucho #NwnPhoto  fundacionmariajosejove #TallerFotografiaInclusiva #inclusion #diversity #intellectualdisabilities #downsyndrome #FASD#autism #adhd #wearebillionstrong

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Children and young people rarely have a hostile motive for their behaviour - and where there is a hostile motive it’s often a response to unmet needs, a rupture in the relationship, or a belief that what they’re doing will get the best outcome. Sometimes there’s no motive at all for behaviour. Sometimes it’s the outworking of what’s going on at a physiological level. 

Everything in that sentence is true of parents too.

A lot of the families I support (& me as a parent) are navigating challenge/risk in the wider context of complex trauma and disabilities - FASD, autism, ADHD, sensory processing differences etc. It’s complex territory to navigate. And it continues way beyond the years that parents typically have to navigate this kind of territory.

Meeting needs and accommodating disability - acknowledging that everything isn’t connected up yet - while providing the experiences that will help connect everything up - supporting our children to take that next small step. And taking care of ourselves where we can - acknowledging the impact of ongoing stress on our own nervous system. Lots of self compassion.

#brainbasedparenting #therapeuticparenting #responsiveparenting #nvrparenting #adoption #fostering #kinship #autism #adhd #fasd #sensory #polyvagaltheory #monadelahook

Children and young people rarely have a hostile motive for their behaviour – and where there is a hostile motive it’s often a response to unmet needs, a rupture in the relationship, or a belief that what they’re doing will get the best outcome. Sometimes there’s no motive at all for behaviour. Sometimes it’s the outworking of what’s going on at a physiological level.

Everything in that sentence is true of parents too.

A lot of the families I support (& me as a parent) are navigating challenge/risk in the wider context of complex trauma and disabilities – FASD, autism, ADHD, sensory processing differences etc. It’s complex territory to navigate. And it continues way beyond the years that parents typically have to navigate this kind of territory.

Meeting needs and accommodating disability – acknowledging that everything isn’t connected up yet – while providing the experiences that will help connect everything up – supporting our children to take that next small step. And taking care of ourselves where we can – acknowledging the impact of ongoing stress on our own nervous system. Lots of self compassion.

#brainbasedparenting #therapeuticparenting #responsiveparenting #nvrparenting #adoption #fostering #kinship #autism #adhd #fasd #sensory #polyvagaltheory #monadelahook

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Guten Morgen Freiburg. Ich freue mich auf den heutigen FASD-Fachtag im wunderschönen Freiburg im Breisgau. Danke an die Fasd-FreiburgSelbsthilfegruppe und fill'e anima Herzenskinder e. V.sowie an oliver_hardenberg__iap für die Zusammenarbeit.

#fasd #inklusion #keinalkoholinderschwangerschaft #freiburg #fasdselbsthilfe

Guten Morgen Freiburg. Ich freue mich auf den heutigen FASD-Fachtag im wunderschönen Freiburg im Breisgau. Danke an die Fasd-FreiburgSelbsthilfegruppe und fill`e anima Herzenskinder e. V.sowie an oliver_hardenberg__iap für die Zusammenarbeit.

#fasd #inklusion #keinalkoholinderschwangerschaft #freiburg #fasdselbsthilfe

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GO Rossi GO!! THIS REALLY IS .... EVERYTHING 🙌🙌🔥😭

#representation #glowup #talents #findyourbrilliant #strengths #fasd #fasdawarenesss #makeupartist #blownaway #lovethis #neveralone #neurodivergent #fasdadvocate #letsgo

GO Rossi GO!! THIS REALLY IS …. EVERYTHING 🙌🙌🔥😭

#representation #glowup #talents #findyourbrilliant #strengths #fasd #fasdawarenesss #makeupartist #blownaway #lovethis #neveralone #neurodivergent #fasdadvocate #letsgo

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If you're in Seattle this weekend, come by our booth and check out the new incubator series and labyrinth. We'd love to hear your thoughts. 
#fasd

If you`re in Seattle this weekend, come by our booth and check out the new incubator series and labyrinth. We`d love to hear your thoughts.
#fasd

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When you have a child within intense needs, that requires so much of you, I truly understand how devastating it is when they are not able to go to the one place that may give you a bit of relief and respite. This grief is only compounded by the anxiety many parents feel about their child missing weeks, months, or even years of school because they just can not tolerate it. If this is your current reality, know that I for one am sending you so much compassion as you navigate it all. 🩷

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#fasd #fetalalcohol #adhd #autism #pandasdisease #adhdparents #autismparents #fasdawareness #specialneedsparenting #adoptiveparents #brainfirstparenting #resilienceroom #fosterparents #challengingbehaviors #challengingbehaviours #pda  #odd #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #pathologicaldemandavoidance #neuroimmune #neuroimmuneillness #pdaparents ⁠#parentcoach #parentcoaching #therapistforparents #supportforparents #fostercareparents #fostercare #collaborativeproblemsolving

When you have a child within intense needs, that requires so much of you, I truly understand how devastating it is when they are not able to go to the one place that may give you a bit of relief and respite. This grief is only compounded by the anxiety many parents feel about their child missing weeks, months, or even years of school because they just can not tolerate it. If this is your current reality, know that I for one am sending you so much compassion as you navigate it all. 🩷

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#fasd #fetalalcohol #adhd #autism #pandasdisease #adhdparents #autismparents #fasdawareness #specialneedsparenting #adoptiveparents #brainfirstparenting #resilienceroom #fosterparents #challengingbehaviors #challengingbehaviours #pda #odd #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #pathologicaldemandavoidance #neuroimmune #neuroimmuneillness #pdaparents ⁠#parentcoach #parentcoaching #therapistforparents #supportforparents #fostercareparents #fostercare #collaborativeproblemsolving

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Make it
Monumental

In 2023, we lit up almost 70 landmarks and institutions across Australia to raise awareness of FASD. We will be looking to top this number in 2024, and are on the lookout for more buildings, landmarks and institutions who would like to join the movement. We encourage you to reach out to fare@fare.org.au if you’d like to know more!

Host an event in September 2024

FASD Awareness Month is an opportunity for you to get together with your community to talk about FASD, how to prevent it, and how to support people living with FASD.

Communities across Australia will be hosting events and getting together on 9 September, and throughout the month.

You can find a full calendar of community events, and also submit your own event on the NOFASD website.

Not sure what kind of event to host?

  • Host a park walk or run, where everyone wears red shoes or socks
  • Host a morning tea at work or with friends, featuring red food, and with guests wearing red
  • Do you belong to a sporting team or club? Can you wear red for your games in September?

Remember, starting a conversation about FASD is our goal and we can help you with resources to spark conversation.

Download our
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