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.
Back by popular demand, staff from the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making at Volunteers of America MN will lead a discussion on options for supporting your child with an FASD into adulthood when it comes to money management and other areas of decision making. With FASD, balancing the goals of supporting your child’s self-determination with safety can become complicated. Join us to discuss your options, from informal support to supplemental needs trusts to guardianship. There is no one-size-fits-all answer; this session is intended to give you and your child the information you need to figure out what’s right for you.
This is a Facebook Live event, and you will have a chance to discuss your questions with the presenter and each other. To join the chat, go to the MOFAS Virtual Family Center at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MOFASVFC/. This is a closed Facebook group for parents and caregivers of people with a known or suspected FASD in Minnesota. Others on Facebook will not be able to view your questions or any discussion related to this chat unless they are members of the closed group. If you’re not already a member of the group, please request to be added to the group at least an hour ahead of time so admin has time to accept your request.
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: noon – 1:00 pm
Where: MOFAS Virtual Family Center – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MOFASVFC
For questions, contact Anna McLafferty, director of caregiver support services, at email@example.com.