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.
Remember, getting an FASD diagnosis is not about “labeling” a child, it’s an opportunity to get the services and support needed to be successful.
If you or someone you know suspects prenatal alcohol exposure, it is important to act early, reach out and pursue an in-depth evaluation of your child.
FASD is diagnosed by a team of professionals from four specific areas: Growth issues, Brain function & structure, Facial features, Prenatal alcohol history.
Identifying individuals who may be affected by an FASD is the first step in getting them connected to the support they will need to reach their full potential.
Signs to look for that may indicate the need for an FASD assessment include.
June 17, 2013
The Academy (American Academy of Pediatrics) has endorsed a statement that recommends primary health care clinicians screen for alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects, mental retardation and neurodevelopmental disorders. An estimated 0.2 to 1.5 cases of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) occur in every 1,000 live births […]
For more complete information on each clinic, CLICK HERE>>> Behavioral Health Service, Inc. (BHSI), North St. Paul Provides neuropsychological evaluations for children ages 3 through adult. The medical portion of the evaluation is completed at the Native American Community Clinic. Bluestem Center Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Clinic, Rochester Provides diagnosis for individuals ages 1 […]