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.
Getting an FASD assessment is important for both the individual being assessed, as well as their family.
Identifying individuals who may be affected by an FASD is the first step in getting them connected to the support they will need to reach their full potential. A diagnosis helps to identify the strengths and deficits of the individual. As a result, an intervention plan for services and support can be created. And for the family, a diagnosis can provide an overall greater understanding, acceptance and more realistic expectations.
Read an inspirational personal diagnosis story by Linda Rosenblaum, “What Can Testing Tell Us?”
Last updated: April 2019