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.
Speech therapy and language therapy help with an individual’s ability to speak and communicate effectively. Problems with speech and language development can occur for several different reasons such as autism, cleft lip/palate, and brain injury, including FASD. Auditory Processing Disorder can also lead to an inability to hear and process information, which can lead to difficulties with speech and language. Speech problems occur when an individual has trouble making the actual sounds necessary for speech. Language problems occur when an individual is not able to put words or concepts together to express coherent ideas.
Eligibility is different depending on the particular provider. In general,children displaying problems with speech and language development and individuals with many different types of disorders, including FASD,would benefit from speech and language therapy.
Look at the Resource Directory on the MOFAS website, click on the Health Care tab, and refine your search to Speech Therapy to find FASD experienced speech and language therapy providers in MN.
For more information on speech and language therapy:
Refer to the MN Adopt Therapies that Help Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Speech and language therapy can help with:
“The speech therapist recommended sign language for our son who, at the age of 2, was not speaking. I was hesitant at first, worried that he wouldn’t learn to talk if we did that. Boy was I wrong. Not only did he learn over 75 signs for words; he learned to talk while doing it!” -Bridget, parent