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

Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

Published: May 22, 2013 This documentary was made possible through the Division of Indian Work’s women of traditional birthing program, Twin Cities Healthy Start, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Indian Health Board, Little Earth Residence Association, Native American Community Clinic, and the Running Wolf Fitness Center.

Live Chat with “When Rain Hurts” author Mary Greene

Published: October 3, 2013 To celebrate FASD Awareness Month, during the month of September 2013, MOFAS invited people from all around Minnesota to join the MOFAS Book Club and read “When Rain Hurts” by Mary Greene. Mary adopted two toddlers from Russia in 2004. Her new book, “When Rain Hurts” is a searing and intimate […]

Call Me Mental Episode 8 // FASD

Published: April 25, 2017 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 11-minute video. Lola Visuals has done an […]

Everyone Deserves a Bright Future

Published: June 29, 2015 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 […]

Interview with KMOJ 89.9

Published: April 16, 2016 Featuring Sam Simmons, Ruth Richardson, and Dan Dubovsky on topics related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

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

April 7, 2015 – 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

February 23, 2015 – 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.

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