Nominate a Youth for a Star Award
Stars for Starla recognizes that youth with FASD need positive, hopeful messages

Stars for Starla recognizes that youth with FASD need positive, hopeful messages to counter the negative messages that many youth with FASD unfortunately receive throughout their lives as a result of either a lack of accommodations, or understanding of their disability. When awards or commendations are handed out, either through school, sports, or other groups, their incredible efforts of doing their best to navigate a system not set up for them can often go unnoticed.

Starla was a child with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), who during her short life, felt that the stigma associated with FASD needed to stop. A powerful self-advocate, Starla wanted everyone in her community educated about FASD and how best to support people living with it. While Starla did face challenges associated with her disability, she had many strengths, such as a love of writing stories, singing, and dancing.

Starla’s legacy is to recognize youth with FASD for their unique strengths and victories by celebrating their “wins”, no matter what they are.

Starla was a child with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), who during her short life, felt that the stigma associated with FASD  needed to stop.  A powerful self advocate, Starla wanted everyone in her community educated about FASD and how best to support people living with it.  While Starla did face challenges associated with her disability, she had many strengths such as loving to write stories, singing songs, and dancing.

Stars for Starla is a national awareness & fundraising campaign by FASD United (formerly NOFAS), focusing on the strengths and talents of youth with FASD as well as their challenges.

 

What is FASD? Check Out Our FASD Resource Directory Drinking & Pregnancy
KEEP UP WITH US

Related News

Rebecca’s Spotlight: Matt’s Story

Rebecca recently sat down (virtually!) with fellow FASD self-advocate Matt Sinclair, from
Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Legislation Will Help Children and Adults Living with FASD, the Nation’s Most Common and Preventable Developmental Disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Legislation Will Help Children and Adults Living with FASD, the Nation’s Most Common and Preventable Developmental Disability

June 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Elsworth [email protected] 765-278-7005 Click
Read More

Family Support When Raising School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

WAVING A MAGIC WAND: SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES RAISING SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Read More