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.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) allows parents to support each other by sharing the successes and challenges of parenthood while spending quality time with their children. Many districts now offer classes designed for dads and their children. “Society benefits from strong families and healthy, well developed children.” -Sarah, parent “Parenting is one of the toughest jobs we’ll […]
Early Head Start services are provided in the home. Pregnant women can enroll in Early Head Start to learn more about fetal development, healthy pregnancy, infant care, and more. Home visiting continues when the child is born. There are three primary stages of development before the age of three that the Early Head Start curriculum […]
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What? Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a service provided by your local public school district for children from birth to age 5 who have special needs. ECSE programs are designed to prepare children for the school setting, help them meet developmental milestones, and build social skills. Who? Children ages 0-5 with chronic health conditions, […]
What? Early Intervention Services are provided by social services, education, and public health. A plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed outlining the services the child and family will receive. This plan which serves children birth to age 3 has a critical family component. Services provided under an IFSP include assessment, evaluations, […]
What? An Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a plan for children ages birth to three with developmental delays, or children who have been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that will likely result in a developmental delay, who need early intervention services. An IFSP includes education, health, and social services supports for the […]
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