Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

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).

Why PR%F

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.

Why Alliance?

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.

What's Next?

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.

Help Me Grow

“My foster son saw tremendous results from our local Help Me Grow Program! He was able to access occupational therapy, physical therapy and his development was regularly assessed by a public health nurse. I was so impressed by the program!” -Anna, Foster parent

What?

Help Me Grow is Minnesota’s early intervention system. Help Me Grow services can be provided in the child’s home, at a child care setting or at school. These services are free to eligible families regardless of income or immigrant status. There are two programs for eligible children. The first is Help Me Grow: Infant and Toddler Intervention. This program provides special services and supports for children from birth to age two. Services are provided through the development of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The second is Help Me Grow: Preschool Special Education. This program is for children ages 3-5. Services are provided through your school district’s Early Childhood Special Education program.

Who?

  • Infant and Toddler Intervention: children from birth to age two with a disability, such as FASD, even if they are not currently exhibiting a developmental delay.
  • Preschool Special Education: children age 3-5 who have developmental delays or disabilities who have challenges in their learning and development.

How?

Refer your child to Help Me Grow by calling 1-866-693-GROW (4769) or complete the online referral form at the website listed below.

Where?

Visit the MN Help Me Grow www.helpmegrowmn.org

MN Department of Education http://bit.ly/1gv30eH

Examples of services provided by Help Me Grow:

Respite, Family Education, Nursing, Audiology, Assistive Technology, Transportation, Vision, Assessments, Evaluations, Family training, Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and many more.

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