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.
Waiver programs fund home and community-based supports and services to help people with disabilities live at home or in the community, rather than in an institution. Minnesota waiver programs are a part of Medical Assistance (MA, or Medicaid in Minnesota). Waivers may help cover services not covered by other health insurance. You must qualify for a MA to qualify for a waiver.
Parents and caregivers can receive pay from waiver funds to provide the services a waiver can cover. For example, many caregivers of someone with an FASD receive parent pay to provide Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services to their child. Parent pay is available for any type of waiver. This is a popular option for families impacted by FASD, partly because so few providers understand FASD.
People with an FASD most often qualify for one of two types of waivers:
For people with disabilities who need nursing facility level of care.
Examples of CADI Waiver Coverage
For people with a developmental disability who need intermediate facility level of care.
Examples of DD Waiver Coverage
Contact your local county human services agency or tribe. Ask to undergo a MnCHOICES assessment, which is designed to evaluate what long-term services and supports the person may need. The assessment determines whether a person is eligible for Personal Care Assistance (PCA) funding, a Consumer Support Grant (CSG), and Family Support Grant (FSG), Case Management for People with Developmental Disabilities, and several other programs relevant to families impacted by FASD.
If you do not qualify for a waiver, you may still qualify for one of these other programs, such as or Personal Care Assistance (PCA) funding. Visit the Proof Alliance FASD Service Handboook (http://bit.ly/FASDservicehandbook), go to the Minnesota Department of Human Services website (https://mn.gov/dhs), or contact Proof Alliance at 651-917-2730 for more information.
A person with a waiver can manage their waiver in one of two ways: