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

May Virtual Family Center (VFC) Chats

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Virtual Family Center (VFC)

Welcome VFC Chat Expert Dan Dubvosky for our Monthly Expert Line-Up

We are excited to introduce our newest VFC Chat expert, Dan Dubovsky. Dan not only has an extensive educational background that makes him well-suited to discuss the technicalities related to FASD, but he also has a personal background that makes him dedicated to finding positive interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Come and listen to all the […]

I Want to Be a Sports Star

Parenting a child with Special Needs requires Superstar stamina. Unfortunately, there isn’t a large mansion or paycheck to support my superstar skills, but I can dream.

FASD Day at the Capitol 2013

March 19, 2013– MOFAS celebrated FASD Day at the Capitol 2013 with over 150 advocates to speak with their legislators about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Young Adults Activity Club (YAAC) in Central MN

Fun activities in Central MN area for high functioning young adults ages 16-24 who are living with an FASD.

Skipping Breakfast

At the beginning of the school year, my Middle School child with special needs, was having difficulty getting to school in time to eat so in talking with the Bus company, Special Ed teacher, Dean of Student, and Cafeteria staff, we finally got my child to breakfast in time.

Connect, Learn, and Play with MOFAS

MOFAS is excited to offer many programs, support groups and fun activities for families and individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

YAAC- Indoor Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors- St. Paul

March 13, 2014- Join YAAC at Vertical Endeavors for rock climbing and a light dinner.

Sleepless In Minnesota-Night Terrors

With 4 children affected by FASD we have certainly had our share of Sleepless in Minnesota nights. Our children have had night terrors for years.

Thoughts on IEP’s-Individual Education Plans

Are you a parent of children with special needs? I’ve provided some common questions on IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) to help sort it out.

Get More Exercise-Bench Press This

Are my expectations too high? My children do have FASD and things are more difficult for them. They require more reminders, more supervision, more verbal cues, more of everything.

Where Will You Be on March 19?

March 19, 2013- Plan to join us at the 2013 FASD Day at the Capitol on March 19th.

Homework Hell-Am I Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

It is not because he isn’t trying or that he isn’t able. It’s more his lack of executive functioning (typical of FASD) i.e. disorganized, his lack of planning, his poor working memory, lack of focused attention……

Creating a Good Family

A healthy family is what makes the world a better place, it’s what makes the world less cruel and more of kindler, gentler place. Principles have to start at home.

Family Fun Bowling Event – St. Cloud

Saturday, March 16 – St. Cloud

Hand in Hand Series, Part 2 – Fergus Falls

Part 2 – FASD, Addressing the Challenges will address Behavioral Challenges; Co-occuring Disorders/Mental Health; Safety & Boundary Issues; Medications/Therapy.

Hand in Hand – Selected Topic: FASD and Sleep Issues

March 26, 2013 The Hand in Hand series is a recommended first step for families to explore the spectrum of this disorder and identify strategies that promote success. This is an opportunity for caregivers of children who have received or suspect an FASD diagnosis to come together and learn about FASD in an informal and […]

Hand in Hand Part 2 – In Person, 1 Day; St. Cloud

Part 2 – FASD, Addressing the Challenges will address Behavioral Challenges; Co-occuring Disorders/Mental Health; Safety & Boundary Issues; Medications/Therapy.

Dialectic Behavior Therapy is Working for Us!

After about 6 months of Dialectic Behavior Therapy, I could clearly see this would take a lot practice and repetition, especially with the brain damage, the thinking errors and the memory issues of fetal alcohol– but it was starting to really make a difference in our relationship. It is working!

Details Are a Blur

Ann Kagarise is an FASD blogger, writer, journalist, author of The Sinful Woman, and freelance photographer.

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