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.
Provides mental health education, support, and advocacy to African American individuals and their families.Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, African American, Children
The Autism Society of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization committed to education, advocacy and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement. They provide services to those newly diagnosed and from early childhood throughout adulthood. They offer workshops, “skillshops,” camps, resources, mental health services, diagnostic assessments, functional behavioral […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children
(Formerly RESOURCE) From their website: Serving the community since 1960, Avivo is a full-service nonprofit that increases well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. We serve more than 18,000 people each year, who experience barriers to education, employment and wellness, through career education, employment, and chemical and mental health services. Avivo provides chemical and mental […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, MA Eligible, Private Pay
The Center of Excellence is located in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis and run by People Serving People. The Center’s multi-generational approach aims to increase the stability of children in the community through direct services, including early childhood education, school-age support, and parental engagement. The Center’s Early Childhood Development program provides licensed, high-quality care and support for children […]
Children’s Theraplay offers fine motor, gross motor, and oral motor skill developmental screenings for children ages 5 and under. They also offer screening for sensory processing and self-regulation problems in children as young as 7 months of age. Plymouth Location: 30001 Harbor Ln. N. Suite 120 Plymouth, MN 55447 Phone: (763)559-9077Tags: MA Eligible
The Connect program serves students in kindergarten through Grade 12 who have significant educational needs in social communication and or autism, and require a small group instructional setting. At least two parents have specifically mentioned that their high school students did very well in this program. Note that the program is available for grades K-12 in […]
The Mission of Connections to Independence is to provide unique programming and advocacy for foster care youth, ages 15 – 24, to promote a successful and healthy transition to living independently as they reach adulthood. Services are specifically designed to meet the County’s goals for preparing youth for a healthy, balanced life as productive adults and […]
Cyber Village Academy offers an online and hybrid on-campus/online program for elementary, middle school and high school students. The school has a special education department and can work with students who have IEPs.
Family Pathways offers: Free activities for senior high youth to build social skills and soft transition skills. Teens begin at the end of 8th grade and can stay in the program until age 22 or 23 if on an individualized education program (IEP). Peer mentors, who are volunteers that attend the 2 activities per month.Tags: Adolescents, Adults with FASD
From their website: Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services. Fraser also provides services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs. Fraser currently offers a weekly, ongoing therapy group for adolescents with FASD. This group is open to adolescents with diagnosed or suspected FASD […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
Grand Portage Head Start is located in Grand Portage, MN. It is a preschool that serves children ages 3-5. Grand Portage Head Start is Head Start and has a capacity of 20 children. Grand Portage Head Start offers instructional programs in reading and math.Tags: Children
Resource for parents and caregivers who need one-on-one support.Tags: Adoptees
Heartland Girls’ Ranch provides strength-based, trauma-informed services. They serve an average of 60-70 girls each year providing housing, supportive services including job skills, mental health, therapeutic equine programming, and a dedicated school for the girls. They are a group home setting licensed by the Department of Corrections for 24 beds in their Main Ranch program, […]Tags: Adolescents, Animal Assisted Therapy, Children, MA Eligible, Private Pay
A job training facility providing academic and housing support. Various vocational choices offered.Tags: Adults
Karner Blue Education Center was designed to address the specific needs of students with Autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and cognitive disabilities. The environmental supports provided by the building design create a controlled space for students in which to learn, play, and relax. The focus on nature provides a calming atmosphere, and educational philosophies tied […]
Focuses on the educational and vocational needs of people of all ages who experience difficulties in learning due to established or suspected learning disabilities or ADHD.
Provides one-on-one cognitive skills training to address learning, attention, memory, and reading struggles. Focus is on strengthening cognitive skills through a program that is customized to fit each individual’s cognitive needs. Serves ages 4 and older. Locations in: Chanhassen Eagan Maple Grove Savage St. Louis Park Vadnais Heights Woodbury Hudson WITags: Adolescents, Children
We provide help during the transitions of life, whether it be when your child is graduating from school, or when you are seeking help with the new diagnosis of your child. Our philosophy is person centered, so we will focus on the individual needs, wants, desires, strengths, and areas of growth to develop a plan […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Parenting support, Private Pay
Classes to help you live more independently: At MCIL, we believe that ALL people have the right to make their own decisions and direct their own lives. We offer a variety of hands-on classes, workshops and activities meant to help you develop and strengthen the skills you need to do what you think is most […]
Provides representation, advice, information, training, policy, and advocacy for students who live in Hennepin county who are in or seeking to enroll in public schools. From their website: WHO WE SERVE Legal Aid makes a difference in the community because we change lives — helping people find their path out of poverty, helping people get […]