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.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a range of effects that can occur when a developing embryo is prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD can include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.
Because there is no known amount of alcohol that can be considered safe during pregnancy, it is advised by all major medical associations, including the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Surgeon General, that if a person is pregnant or could become pregnant, they should abstain from drinking alcohol.
What is FASD? What causes FASD? Is there a cure? Find answers to questions like these on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Proof Alliance provides a wide range of fact sheets related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). These include FASD basics, the impact of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy, waiver programs in Minnesota, and more. Feel free to print these fact sheets and share with others.
There are decades of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks associated with drinking alcohol while pregnant. Click here for the latest research studies and published articles on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy and the field of FASD.
Do you think you may have an FASD? You are not alone. Hear stories from young adults living with an FASD, find resources and services you may qualify for, and get answers to questions you may have about FASD.
If you have questions about FASD that aren’t answered here, contact us or call 651-917-2370.
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