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.
The FASD program was created in 1978 and today brings together pediatricians, neuropsychologists, and occupational therapists to help make recommendations to teachers, social workers, and others to provide you and your child with comprehensive, coordinated care.
Diagnostic visits are done as a two part visit a medical exam and a neuropsychological assessment. The medical portion of the assessment is done through The Adoption Medicine Clinic. Children do not need to have been adopted to request an appointment.
The neuropsychological portion is done in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Neuropsychology department.
Both parts of the assessment, medical, and neuropsychology are scheduled through the appointment line at (612) 365-6777.
The University of MN FASD program does neuropsychological assessments from birth to age 18. The physical exam (medical portion) is done from birth to age 30.Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults with FASD, Children