The Story of the NOFAS Logo
by Kathy Mitchell, NOFAS Vice-President and Spokesperson
My daughter Karli Schrider created the NOFAS logo in 1995 at the age of 22. Karli was a regular volunteer at the NOFAS office. She helped to prepare information packets on FASD that were mailed all over the United States. Karli (who lives with FAS) loves to color pictures. Every staff person at NOFAS proudly displayed their own personal portrait that Karli created for them with paper and crayons. Karli’s portraits were sure to be colorful and her unique art style always captured the innocence and perspective of a very young child. Karli at age 22 was developmentally around six years old.
One afternoon, we asked Karli to create a picture of NOFAS. That’s the day we knew what our new logo would be! She managed to capture everything that NOFAS was trying to get across to the public: That FASD is a lifelong developmental disorder, and that NOFAS is an organization that is hopeful and seeks to inspire all to create a better world for individuals and their families living with FASD.
Karli continues to volunteer for NOFAS and inspire us all!