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.

August 2016, Vol. 2 – Register for Our Back to School Webinar Series

MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, August 2016, Vol. 2

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Back to School

2016 Back to School Webinar Series

With a new school year right around the corner, MOFAS is sponsoring its annual back-to-school webinar series. Here you’ll learn about the importance of being an “external brain” for students with an FASD; understand your rights; practical advocacy strategies to work toward the best education for your child; and how to survive the transition back to school.Register Today

Now is Your Chance to Win Fabulous Prizes

9th annual MOFAS golf classic From our generous donations, we’ve got Minnesota Lynx tickets, a golf package including an overnight stay at Arrowwood Resort featuring their Paul Bunyan Water Park, Minnesota Gophers autographed helemet by former head coach Glen Mason, and an exclusive golf package for you at Minikahda Club right next to Lake Calhoun. The only way you could win these is if you register for the 9th Annual MOFAS Golf Classic. A big thank you to CW23 for being our media sponsor. Have you seen our commercial yet?

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New Preschool Life and Social Skills Group

Baxter For children with FASD or suspected FASD. Ages 3 to 5 1/2 & caregivers.

– Self-Care Skills: dressing, feeding, toileting, and grooming.
– Self-Regulation: transitions, body awareness, and control.
– Social Skills: listening, following simple directions, initiating interactions, sharing, turn-taking, and waiting
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summer send-off BBQ potluck

summer send-off bbq potluck Join us for a BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 27, to connect with other families and have some fun! We will have yard games and fun activities for the kids. MOFAS will provide hot dogs, bratwurst, veggie burgers, buns, and lemonade. Space is limited, registration required. In case of inclement weather, text Marissa at 651-308-0271 for cancellation information. If you have a fun yard game- bring it!

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Register for the MOFAS Fall Family Retreat

Fall Family Retreat The MOFAS Fall Family Retreat will take place in Brainerd, just 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The event is open to families raising children of all ages with an FASD.

Enjoy a variety of family activities such as campfires, hay rides, feeding the hobby farm animals, crafts, glass bottom boat rides, fishing, and exploring the nature center. All activities are included with camp admission and are adapted for any level of participation, however parents must supervise children at all times to ensure a safe and fun weekend experience. The family retreat is a wonderful way to connect with other families and build lifelong friendships. Each cabin is equipped with a bathroom and full kitchen in a shared living space. Families will have a private bedroom with bunk beds.

Partial scholarships are available. Download the registration form and find more information on our website. Sign Up Today

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 5th Annual FASD Matters Conference

FASD matters conference We strive to recruit the most influential, prominent professionals in the FASD community. Succeeding in this goal, you will have several opportunities to receive unique insights into innovative new practices and current trends. Dr. Mark Sloane, DO pediatrician with specialized advanced fellowship training in adolescent behavioral medicine will present at the NEW Pre-Conference Institute on Building Resilience in Traumatized Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. Another eminent keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD has over 40 years invested in the study of FASD and continues to make significant contributions to our understanding of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. Invest in your knowledge, goals, and future by committing to attend the conference. Read our top 5 reasons why you should be at our conference. Follow Us

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New Guidelines for FASD Diagnosis

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has revised its guidelines for clinicians who diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Revisions include a new definition for prenatal alcohol exposure; a guide to evaluating facial and physical deformities; and the addition of recurrent seizures as evidence of FAS. Read more about this update from NIH.

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Toll-Free: 1 866-90-MOFAS(66327) · Primary Phone: 651-917-2370 · 2233 University Ave West, Suite 395, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

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