International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

FASD Awareness Day is held every year on September 9th. This day is set aside to increase knowledge and understanding about FASD.   

FASD Awareness Day is an opportunity for schools to support the FASD community in raising awareness, being noticed, and having some fun starting the FASD conversation. To show your support, staff and students are asked to wear red on September 9th.

Why #redshoesrock?  RJ Formanek, an adult with FASD, decided to wear RED SHOES to stand out, be noticed and have some fun starting the FASD conversation with strangers (redshoesrock.com). It’s all about turning invisibility into visibility, creating conversation, changing stigma into understanding and acceptance.