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 Intersection of FASD and Human Rights
At the core of everything that MOFAS does, we believe that everyone is worthy of inclusion and respect. We often find families and individuals on the spectrum face difficulties and barriers accessing services needed to be successful. These families and individuals deserve equitable access to an education, appropriate housing and services in the community so they can live inter-dependently, have reasonable employment accommodations and have equal access to justice. MOFAS is committed to working with all those systems so that professionals in those systems have a deeper understanding of FASD. FASD cannot be cured, but it can be accommodated.
This documentary on FASD was created in kind by, Lola Visuals, who is a part of a collaboration called Call Me Mental, that is composed of artists and clinicians who want to change the attitude toward mental illness. Please take a look at their 10 minute video. Lola Visuals has done an amazing job of showcasing the challenges of living with an FASD through the personal stories of Alex and Martin.
Hunter was diagnosed at the age of 15 with an FASD. His journey is an incredible one – this video gives a brief glimpse into his life and how he has “turned something that could have been a weakness, into a strength”. Hunter inspires us all!
Meet 8 young adults living on the FASD spectrum. They share honest answers about what it’s like to live with an FASD. They will inspire you with their courage and hope.