The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD Awareness Month. Symbolising the 9 months of a pregnancy, FASD Awareness can be shared in many ways. We encourage you to get involved!
You might like to host an event, post on social media, display information, or have conversations with people in your community. Please see NOFASD’s Information Pack for more information and ideas. You may wish to download FASD Fact Sheets and brochures to distribute at an event, play a webinar or documentary, or give your own presentation using our FASD 101 PowerPoint slides. NOFASD also provides printable posters for display.
With coronavirus cases increasing in Australia, everyone’s health and safety is of paramount importance. Please consider hosting an online event if there are health risks associated with a public event.
At NOFASD we are once again raising awareness through the Red Shoes Rock campaign, this time with a uniquely Australian twist. Red Shoes Rock was started by RJ Formanek, an adult with FASD, who decided to wear red shoes to stand out, be noticed and have some fun starting FASD conversations. Please feel free to share our images and video and please hashtag #FASDawareness and #RedShoesRock
We would love to hear how you are recognising International FASD Awareness Day! Please share your events on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and a story about your event.
If you are planning a face to face event please feel free to contact us to request fun and informative FASD Awareness resources, many of which include the Red Shoes Rock theme.
We hope you will join us in raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the importance of alcohol-free pregnancy!
If you have any questions or concerns about alcohol use in pregnancy, or FASD, please contact us or call the NOFASD Australia helpline on 1800 860 613.
Read more NOFASD Australia blogs or learn how to get involved with FASD Awareness Month!