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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.

 

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