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.
Today we give an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which includes a collection of disorders that occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol. We discuss this topic with Jeffrey Wozniak, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist with extensive research and clinical experience in FASD.
Feb 6, 2018 – CNN, Time, and The New York Times covered a new JAMA study finding that one in 20 first graders—or possibly even more are suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
August 17, 2016 – An organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts, coordinated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has proposed new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD.
May 31, 2016 – The University of Minnesota is currently conducting two research studies on prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and needs families to participate.
May 11, 2016 – Due to the continuum of impairments, interagency collaboration was developed to address the special educational needs of the children.
January 5, 2016 – Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.
October 20, 2015 – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.
October 15, 2015 – This ground breaking research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak with the University of Minnesota, and included participation from several families connected to MOFAS.
October 6, 2015 – 1 in 10 pregnant women report drinking alcohol; 1 in 33 binge drink. A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol.
April 7, 2015 – This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.