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.
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:
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.
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.
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.