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.

June 2015, Vol. 1- Special Offers for MOFAS Supporters

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

E-Newsletter, June 2015, Vol. 1

About FASDFor FamiliesFor ProfessionalsAddiction & RecoveryDrinking & Pregnancy

8th annual MOFAS golf classic

you’re invited to the 8th annual MOFAS golf classic

Register now and take advantage of spectacular early bird pricing: $100/golfer and $400/foursome. Promotion ends July 31, 2015, so make your plans now! We promise you a day of fun, great golf, and the reward of helping to raise funds to prevent FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).

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MOFAS calendar

To see a complete listing of all the upcoming MOFAS events, click on our calendar. Here you’ll find ongoing support groups, family events, professional trainings, webinars, prevention activities, and much more.

get your tickets today for a chance to win

Social Skills GroupsRight now through June 15th, if you purchase tickets to the 12th annual benefit for MOFAS, you will be entered in to a drawing to win the Kinky Boots soundtrack! Our tickets are selling out fast so get yours today.

Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan…giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect, KINKY BOOTS proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning Best Musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!

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special offer for first 200 FASD matters conference registrants

Not only will you get the early bird rate, but you will also get a FREE MOFAS book club book by conference Keynote Susannah Cahalan. Susannah’s story will resonate with families and professionals alike. Robbed of her personality, sanity, and memory, Susannah and her devoted family and team of advocates navigated through misdiagnoses, expensive medical evaluations, misunderstanding, stigma, and misinformation on their way to find an “out-of-the-box” thinking neurologist, who finally helped bring some answers and a diagnosis to Susannah and her family.

Cahalan’s award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Scientific American Magazine. Register by June 30, 2015 to get your copy of “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.” Use promo code: EARLYBIRD Apply Here

thank your legislators

Thank you leislatorsThank you for all your hard work advocating for change in 2015! Your phone calls, emails, and participation are making a difference. Please take a minute to thank your legislators for supporting the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill that will help prevent FASD and improve the quality of life for those living with an FASD. Thank Your Legislators

mobilizing the FASD community to take action- webinar

NOFAS Webinar with Sara MesseltThank you to NOFAS who hosted this webinar featuring MOFAS Executive Director Sara Messelt. Here you’ll find great information about mobilizing community members, taking action, and grassroots organizing. In case you missed it, learn how to be an FASD advocate in your community. Watch it Now

MOFAS is hiring

Social Skills GroupsMOFAS has a few open positions including Grant Coordinator, Chemical Dependency Coordinator, and Administrative Coordinator. If you are a motivated, team player with experience in these positions, and are interested in joining our fast-paced office please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Stieve, Director of Finance and Administration, jennifer@mofas.org. No phone calls please.Register Today

MOFAS tips

Parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a journey. It can sometimes be very challenging and very rewarding at the same time. You cannot parent a child with an FASD without having it change your life and most often, for the better. You will meet some amazing people, make lifelong friendships, and see a beautiful child work really hard to be the best person they can be with your love and support. MOFAS wants to provide that support for families. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Keep to a routine, when possible, and let the child know ahead of time what the plan is for each day. Post a daily calendar and run through the routine with the child each morning.
  • Prepare for transitions such as getting in and out of the car or bathtub, waking up, going to sleep, settling for dinner, a change in television programs. Children with an FASD don’t always have the natural ability to make transitions from one emotional state, or one activity level, to another. Be prepared to assist them every time.
  • Break all tasks down to one step at a time. Children with an FASD can’t always see the parts of a whole nor can they always understand a sequence. Help them to see the parts and the order of an activity or task.

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