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.

Diagnosis

Most people with an FASD do not have visible signs of prenatal alcohol exposure.  For this reason, it is often called the “invisible disability”, resulting in their problems being wrongly blamed on poor parenting or another disorder.  But 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.

Signs to look for that may indicate the need for an FASD assessment include:

  • Sleeping and sucking problems as a baby
  • Hearing or vision problems
  • Difficulty in school; especially math
  • Poor coordination and fine motor skills
  • Sensitivity to light, touch, sound
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Poor memory
  • Poor reasoning and judgment skills

How is FASD Diagnosed?

A diagnosis can change the life of a child with an FASD.  Just as each child is unique, so is each FASD assessment. Find out how FASD is diagnosed here. 

Where to Get Diagnosed

Proof Alliance is committed to ensuring that all families have access to accurate FASD diagnostic services, no matter where you live in Minnesota. Learn more about where to go for a diagnosis.

Diagnostic Consortium

The FASD Diagnostic Consortium is a group of clinics in Minnesota that have added FASD diagnosis to their practices, received professional education on diagnosis from Proof Alliance, and have advised Proof Alliance on diagnostic issues. Learn more about the FASD Diagnostic Consortium. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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