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.
Everyone needs a hobby or interest that gets them up out of their chairs and in to the community interacting with other with similar interests. Young adults with an FASD are no different than most in their need for a little recreation and leisure type fun in their lives. Like all of the other areas of transition this section needs to be driven by the interests of the student. Who best to know what they want to do for fun than the person doing it!
Students of transition age (14-21) who are currently served under an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or of transition age and currently going through the eligibility assessment for special education must have recreation and leisure addressed within their IEP. Team members should gather information for this area through informal methods of interviews with student and family as well as any formal testing that would provide information usefully to designing a recreation and leisure plan for the young person.
After gathering information from the student and family, goals and/or action plans should be developed and incorporated within the transition IEP that will assist the student in identifying areas of interest and gaining skill in those areas. It’s never to early to start exploring different hobbies and activities with our kids. Check out various community groups such as a Lego Building Club, church youth groups, community education classes and Special Olympics
MN Special Olympics: http://specialolympicsminnesota.org/
Check out these groups for more recreational opportunities:
Need a Hobby?
The list is endless, so start thinking outside the box!