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.
The only way to determine if you have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is to receive an FASD assessment. Only trained professionals can make an FASD diagnosis. FASD is often misdiagnosed because many of the characteristics look the same as mental health disorders.1 If you think you might have an FASD and want to learn more about the FASD assessment process, find a clinic in your area using our Resource Directory for clinics in Minnesota.
Signs that may indicate the need for an FASD assessment include:
Are there services that I can receive if I have an FASD?
Yes! There are a variety of services that you may be eligible for. At Proof Alliance our staff can provide one-on-one support to help you navigate services. You can also visit our FASD Service Handbook and Resource Directory to find services in your community. The Disability Benefits 101 website is another helpful tool to help you explore what services you might qualify for to best fit your needs.
Last updated: April 2019