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.
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What? During the transition planning years an evaluation that provides the team information on the student’s needs, strengths, goals for the future and what assistance is needed to achieve that goal needs to be completed. The assessments consist of interviews, file reviews, formal testing tools and should address each of the five areas of transition—post […]
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What? Post secondary options include higher education opportunities such as a two year or four year degree program. It also includes other learning opportunities such as Job Corps, short term training programs for job specific areas such as construction and welding; adult education through Community Education and Occupational Training schools. Post secondary options provides an […]
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