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.
Great Lakes Neurobehavioral Center (GLNC) provides comprehensive neuropsychological and psychological assessment, as well as interventions to assist parents and families to understand a child’s strengths and challenges. At GLNC we offer evidence based psychological and neuropsychological services to develop skills and provide supports for greater success in the lives of children.
Dr. Melissa Fischer at the clinic was trained by Dr. Boys from the University of Minnesota during practicum and internship, where she gained extensive experience in FASD evaluations. She has experience in comprehensive evaluations for a variety of presenting concerns (e.g., FASD, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disorder, trauma, emotional/behavioral concerns, comorbid psychiatric difficulties, etc.).
As of July 2017, she is completing neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents in Edina. Two other psychologists will join the center shortly. Both are also from APA-accredited training programs and internships; both also have previous training by Dr. Boys. The focus of the practice is evaluations, and they also provide some individual therapy and parent guidance services.
Clinicians at the GLNC utilize a multi-layered approach to evaluate the child’s cognitive, neurobehavioral, emotional, and individual skills as they contribute to a better understanding of the child’s functioning.
GLNC provides therapy services to address emotional and behavioral issues, as well as psychological aspects of chronic or acute illness, injury and health-related behaviors.