If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
Last month, we wrapped up our first Seminar Series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives and Essentials. This series was offered in four locations across MN this fall to help professionals and families come together to understand each other’s role in supporting those in our lives affected by FASD.
Session 3 of the series featured a panel of five young adults living with FASD sharing their experiences living with this disorder from a first-person perspective. From their personal struggles with acceptance of the diagnosis to the support they rely on to get through each day, they were open to any and all audience questions and answered with sincerity, honesty and a little bit of humor.
Thank you to our amazing young adult panel participants: Liz Kulp, Martin Beyer, Troy Carlson, James Jarvis and Richard Walinski for making this amazing session possible and inspiring hope in parents of children with FASD.
To view this inspiring session, CLICK HERE>>>
Note: The video itself is a little choppy due to the technology used to broadcast to the remote locations, but the sound (the most important part!) is clear as a bell.