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.
Without an understanding of the physical, behavioral and cognitive challenges faced by people with FASD, typical misbehaviors can be misinterpreted.
Of these, alcohol produces by far the most serious neurobehavioral effects in the fetus. This table shows various effects of different substances.
Each year, as many as 8,500 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. That’s more than Autism and Down Syndrome combined.
Parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a journey and it will change your life for the better.
Youth and adults with an FASD have a form of brain damage that may make it difficult for them to stay out of trouble with the law.
Related mental health disorders include FASD, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Int. Dys., Autism, Bipolar, RAD, Depression, ODD, Trauma, and Poverty.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a set of physical, behavioral and cognitive disorders that occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol while pregnant.
MOFAS is here for families, individuals and caregivers – helping to guide and support you through the FASD journey in many different ways.
Screening for prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible FASD diagnosis can help you and your child get the services and support needed to be successful.
Bring as much information as you can. Here is a helpful checklist of some of the information to bring to your doctor visits.
If your child was exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, know that there is help and hope.
Five things you should know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. We offer education and support to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
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