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.
Research is clear that early intervention can help identify problems or potential problems that may threaten a child’s developmental foundation and lead to additional delays and deficits later in childhood. Learning the full extent of a child’s disabilities can help parents and teachers prepare for challenges ahead, open doors to social services, and provide a greater understanding and acceptance that can lead to more realistic expectations and contribute significantly to positive long term outcomes.
MOFAS works to reduce the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by advocating for universal screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in a variety of settings. Learn more about screening for FASD.
An accurate diagnosis can help get the services and support needed to be successful. It can provide greater understanding and acceptance. And it can lead to more realistic expectations and contribute to more positive long-term outcomes. Find out where to get a diagnosis.
The MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic is here to help families and caregivers answer their questions and provide support before, during and after the evaluation process. Find out how to make an appointment.
It’s important for providers to hear a clear message about alcohol and pregnancy. You can’t assume that all providers have all the right information.