Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

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).

Why PR%F

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.

Why Alliance?

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.

What's Next?

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.

Legal Rights and Procedures for a Child with an FASD- St. Paul

This presentation outlines the educational rights of students with disabilities, the rights of parents, and the duties of educators, focusing on the child and family working with FASD. Understanding the rights of students diagnosed with an FASD is key in ensuring that the child is appropriately educated and that his or her individual needs are met. Attendees will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of laws that protect children with disabilities in education and FASD in particular, an awareness of common legal issues that these children and their families face, and some tools for both parents and educators to better understand and serve this population.

Presented by Amy Goetz and Andrea Jepsen, attorneys who represent students and their families, from the School Law Center, LLC.

MOFAS has applied to the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 4 CLE credits. A light lunch will be provided.

When: January 23, 2014
Time: 9AM-1PM
Where: William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Cost: $30
Register online

Contact: Ruth Richardson, ruth@mofas.org or 651-917-2370

January 23 William Mitchell College of Law

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