Day 21 of 99 Days to FASDay

Language makes a difference – what you say matters – #FASD – Thanks Yvonne

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Day 21 of 99 days to 9.9 FASDay

I am very excited about the information I will be sharing over the next 7 days of the 99 Days to FASDay countdown. Day 21 – 27 will focus on the words we use when talking about FASD, people with FASD and women who use alcohol during pregnancy.

I found these suggestions in a Language Guide on the Manitoba FASD Coalition website under a project called Looking After Each Other.

In May 2014, a diverse group of Manitobans came together to talk about the relationship between stigma and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their shared passion to end it. They began to create a vision for a province where people with FASD and women who have used alcohol during pregnancy are fully accepted and their dignity is protected.

In order to achieve its purpose of promoting dignity the project has developed three pillars, each with a corresponding subcommittee.  Each…

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