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.

COVID-19 Resources for Families

General Support for Minnesota Residents:

The Minnesota Department of Human Services website has resources for people whose daily lives have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Services can be filtered by category (i.e. food and nutrition, housing, income, health care, child care assistance and mental health crisis.

IEPs During Distance and E-Learning:

  • Tools to Grow Therapy offers activities for kids, with a variety of areas of development, including bilateral coordination, executive functioning and fine and gross motor skills. These activities will help caregivers continue their child’s occupational, physical and speech therapies from home. Best suited for children aged 0-8 years.
  • Common Sense Media has compiled this list of apps, games and websites designed to incorporate exercise and movement into your child’s day. Best suited for children preschool to teen.
  • This document details distance learning as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Instructions on the IEP timeline and how those guidelines fit in with distance learning are also detailed.
  • This document outlines the rights of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It states each right and how it should be addressed by the schools. This document specifically has to do with schools’ obligation to ensure that all students are able to study and learn in a safe environment free from discrimination.
  • This document outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers and children with disabilities and their families, and to staff serving these children. It offers guidance on how to implement IDEA during the COVID-19 outbreak. This may be useful for both educators and caregivers.
  • IDEA contacts for Minnesota:
Customer Service:Kesha Slater202-245-6114
Part B Contact:Josiah Willey202-245-6247
Part C Contact:Bryan Grigg202-245-8107
Team Leader:Matthew Schneer202-245-6755

Food Resources:

  • Find the nearest food shelf in your area here
  • YMCA Food Pick Up information here
  • List of restaurants offering lunch for school-aged children during school closures here

Technology Resources:

  • List of low-cost internet programs in Minnesota here
  • Find refurbished and secondhand computers and other technology at a low cost, here and here.

Unemployment Resources:

  • Apply for unemployment benefits here. This site outlines what information you need to know, how to apply and has video tutorials.

Health Insurance Resources:

  • Learn about the Medical Assistance (MA) program offered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services here.
  • The Department of Human Services provides updated medical and telehealth information here.

Self Care, Mental Health and Wellness Resources:

Out of Home Resources:

If your child is in danger of harming themselves or others, go to your nearest emergency room. Call local crisis team or police for assistance, if needed.

  • List of Children’s Mental Health Crisis phone numbers by county here
  • List of tips for presenting to hospital for a mental health emergency and how to as for a 72-hour observation can be found here
  • Proof Alliance day treatment resources can be found here
  • Proof Alliance residential treatment resources can be found here
  • Proof Alliance group home resources can be found here

Low Income Energy Assistance Program:

For more general resources:

Proof Alliance Resource Directory

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