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.

September 2016, Vol. 1 – We’re all about public awareness

MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, September 2016, Vol. 1

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Apply for a MOFAS FASD Prevention Grant

Applications are now open for the 2017 MOFAS FASD Prevention Grants to help spread awareness on the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and helping to prevention prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Grants are available to organizations in Minnesota from $500-$2,500. The application deadline is Friday, October 14, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. For questions about the Prevention Grants, contact Sarah Gilland at sgilland@mofas.org or 651-917-2370.

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Come visit MOFAS at the MN State Fair

9th annual MOFAS golf classic Join the fun at the Great Minnesota Get Together tomorrow, Friday, September 2, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We’ll be at the MPR booth in Carousel Park located just outside the Grandstand. You’ll get to play our fun trivia games and win some new swag. Help spread awareness about FASD.

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Family Support Grant Information Sessions

MOFAS is teaming with Hennepin County to provide three more information sessions for families on grant opportunities for individuals with disabilities under 21. The Family Support Grant program provides state cash grants to families of children with disabilities. Hennepin County is hoping to reach as many families as possible raising a child with an FASD. Sessions are available in Richfield, Minnetonka, and Maple Grove.

This meeting will discuss who is eligible, how families can apply, how much a funding a family can receive, and examples of allowable expenses. Families will also learn if there are other county benefits that may also be available

** Please Note** If participants bring in copies of their most recent tax return and proof of disability (medical record, IEP, etc.) the application process may be expedited.Get Details

Last Call to Register for the MOFAS Golf Classic

9th annual MOFAS golf classic Can’t believe we’re a week away from the 9th Annual MOFAS Golf Classic. It’s not too late to register as a golfer or get tickets to our dinner reception. We’ve got some great auction and raffle prizes that you can only get here. A special thank you to CW23 for being our media sponsor.

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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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Back-to-School Webinar Series

With a new school year right around the corner, MOFAS is sponsoring its annual back-to-school webinar series. Join us for “Surviving the Transition Back to School” by Dan Dubovsky.Register Today

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

Attend the 5th Annual FASD Matters Conference

FASD matters conference We strive to recruit the most influential, prominent professionals in the FASD community. Please welcome 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. Register Today

Partner News

Arc Northland

New Parent Support and Education Groups
Support and education for families who have children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Networking, support and education for families of children with an FASD. All groups are open and confidential. Childcare and a light meal are provided. Call Arc Northland at 218-726-4725 for more information.

Young Adult Club (Y.A.C.)
Support and recreation for young adults living with an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Young Adult Club (Y.A.C.) is a skills group for transition age youth (ages 14-25) who have an FASD. The Y.A.C. group will cover a variety of topics from social skills to communication, money management, meal planning and more. This is great preparation for young adults transitioning from school to adult life. Get more detials online or call Arc Northland at 218-726-4725.

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