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.
Parents-with-special needs-run this support group for adoptive parents located in Anoka County. 4Keeps provides an annual speaker series including trainers of FASD in the north metro. They also provide a couple of fun family events annually.
What is NDMI? The NDMI approach combines a few methods based on normal development to promote brain growth. By using multiple interventions, the program can be more individualized to meet the child’s needs at their specific developmental stage. Through purposeful movement, NDMI creates stronger connections between the brain and the body to help children be […]
Provides PCA services.Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, MA Eligible, Spanish-speaking, Statewide outreach from metro area office
About Adaptive Recreation Adaptive Recreation provides a comprehensive recreational program for St. Paul residents of all ages who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. Since its inception in 1976, Adaptive Recreation has evolved from offering primarily recreational activities to providing educational, social, cultural, and recreational services. In addition to specialized activities, Adaptive Recreation provides opportunities for […]
No-cost adoptive parent support, support groups, online support, retreats, social events. We serve adoptive, kinship and foster families in the process of adopting, as well as adopted youth.Tags: Adoptees, Parenting support, Statewide outreach from metro area office
Provides mental health education, support, and advocacy to African American individuals and their families.Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, African American, Children
Note from MOFAS: The “Find a Camp” database from the American Camp Association is a useful resource to find camps. Many families impacted by FASD have found camps using this website. From the American Camp Association: Who We Are The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have […]
Anu, established in 1992 provides a range of services and programs to foster permanency and stable families: Programs include: Treatment foster care for children who have experienced significant trauma, abuse, neglect or medical issues. Respite foster care: short-term care provided by treatment foster families designed to provide relief care to families caring for children with […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Children, Statewide outreach from metro area office
Meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm and there is childcare available for this group.
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
Provides behavior consultation to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Services available to children, adolescents, and adults in completing functional behavioral assessments, and then developing positive behavior support programs for the individuals. Referrals only.
Provides behavioral consultation services using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and family-centered behavioral intervention. For an FASD referral, fill out online form and request to work with Nancy.Tags: Adolescents, Children
**NOT OFFERING SERVICES IN 2018** A camp that caters to those with ADHD, Aspergers, learning differences and similar conditions for over 50 years. Camps for boys and girls ages 6-18. Two 4 week overnight camp sessions each summer. Winter address: 4124 Quebec Ave N., Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427Tags: Adolescents, Children
CAMP is dedicated to helping individuals affected by FASD. The goal of the camp is for each camper to enjoy themselves in a safe environment and with respect for others. The benefits of attending camp are: Building Friendships: CAMP will provide opportunities for campers to form and build lasting relationships. Improving Social Communication: CAMP engages campers […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
The purpose of CAMP is to provide children with FASD a positive and safe environment in which to build skills that will assist them in everyday life. Accordingly, their contributions are recognized and appreciated, thereby creating a constructive experience and increased self-image. Location: YMCA Camp Duncan Ages: 9 – 18 years old Camper to Staff Ratio: 2:1 […]
Camp Avanti provides an intensive occupational therapy program within a rustic camp setting for children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction (SPD). While campers have average or above average intelligence, they may demonstrate poor coordination, hyperactivity, attention deficits, inappropriate or delayed development, poor self-care skills and/or inadequate adaptive behavior […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
Camp Character provides camp experiences for youth with special needs. The emphasis of camp is on character and social skills, improved self esteem, and developing meaningful relationships. Approximately 50% of our campers are currently in foster care or have been adopted out of foster care and a number of campers each year are learning to […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, African American, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Native American, Private Pay
From camp staff: Our camps are fully committed to developing character and social skills for children with special needs ages 9-17. Campers with FAS/FASD will receive customized learning outcomes to address specific needs and challenges they experience in school, family and community settings. Our traditional 1 week and 2 week Camp of Champs are geared […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
From their website: Located an hour north of the Twin Cities on the St. Croix River, Camp Sunrise is a year-round outdoor education program focused on bringing together Minneapolis and Saint Paul youth, 13-18 years old, from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to live and work in an outdoor community. Since 1974, Camp Sunrise […]Tags: Adolescents
Summer kids sessions provide an opportunity for your child to enhance social skills, discover hidden talents, boost self esteem, acquire new skills, meet new friends and maximize their potential. At Camp Winnebago, our focus is on your child’s unique abilities. Kids sessions are open to all children ages 5-15 with all abilities. Your child will […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children