Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

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).

Why PR%F

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.

Why Alliance?

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.

What's Next?

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.

What’s Happening at MOFAS

Waiver Programs in Minnesota

What Are Waivers? (PDF Factsheet) 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 […]

Training on FASD for Foster Parents (HF3305/SF2896)

 The Facts 80% of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are in foster or adoptive care1. The prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the foster care system is 10 times higher than in the general population2. Children in foster care are at higher risk for an FASD. As many as 75% of children in foster care […]

Education is a Human Right. Why We Need to Advocate for IDEA.

FASD matters. This has been the mantra of MOFAS and the FASD community here in Minnesota for several years. It means we will no longer be complacent to being the “invisible disability”. It means we will continue to work to remove the shame and blame and stigma that families and individuals with an FASD face […]

July 2015, Vol. 1- Don’t Miss Out on Upcoming FASD Community Events

Join us Sunday, August 9, from 1-4pm for a private event for families affiliated with MOFAS, Autism Society of Minnesota, Center for Engaging Autism, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota at The Works Museum.

June 2015, Vol. 2- Watch the New FASD Videos and Media Projects

This documentary on FASD is composed of artists and clinicians who want to change the attitude toward mental illness.

June 2015, Vol. 1- Special Offers for MOFAS Supporters

Early bird prices, special offers, and chances to win for registering and buying tickets to upcoming MOFAS events.

May 2015, Vol. 1- Help Students with an FASD in School

There are pieces of legislation that would help the FASD community and legislators need to hear from you to know how important these issues are.

April 2015, Vol. 1- Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month-What if my Doctor said “one drink” was okay? Find the answer to common questions related to alcohol during pregnancy on the What Women Need to Know page #AlcoholAwareness.

March 2015, Vol. 2- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Follow a parents perspective to bring awareness this month.

March 2015, Vol. 1- Diagnosis

FASD Umbrella Term- FASD is not a medical diagnosis. It is an umbrella term over the different diagnoses on the spectrum of disorders. Read more.

February 2015, Vol. 2 – #fasdmatters

#fasdmatters- Join the Minnesota FASD community as we come together as one voice, to educate legislators on why #fasdmatters. Don’t miss out.

February 2015, Vol. 1- #fasdmatters

Make Your Voice Heard- Join the Minnesota FASD community as we come together as one voice, to educate legislators on why #fasdmatters.

January 2015, Vol. 1- National Birth Defects Prevention Month

When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems-Many cases of the disorders might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnoses in Foster and Adopted Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.

Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

Originally published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health PDF Version Being able to provide pregnant women prenatal care is essential to healthy pregnancies. There have been some instances where women who are low-income and ethnic minority populations may have barriers to get the prenatal care they need and not have […]

The Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Behavior of 22 Year Olds

New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.

Prenatal Substance Abuse Effects on the Exposed Fetus

A recent study came out highlighting the birth outcomes and long term effects by comparing many different substances.

December 2014, Vol. 2- Happy Holidays

A big thank you to everyone who has donated to the MOFAS Year End Campaign.

December 2014, Vol. 1- Season of Giving

MOFAS needs you to invest in supporting families and preventing FASD.

November 2014, Vol. 1- National Adoption/Family Caregiver Month

November is National Adoption/Family Caregiver Month and MOFAS would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers who are raising children affected by FASD.

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