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.

Preparing for your FASD Assessment

When you contact the diagnostic clinic to schedule an evaluation, the clinic will send you a packet of paperwork that must be completed before your appointment can be scheduled.

These materials will include:

  • Release of information forms for health, school and social service records
  • Checklists for teachers and caregivers to fill out
  • Social history information

It is helpful to record your child’s history and behavior, and make copies of any written reports. As part of a complete FASD assessment, you may be asked about or asked to provide the following:

    • History of birth mom alcohol use during pregnancy if possible
    • Medical history of birth family
    • History of complications during pregnancy
    • Birth or adoption records
    • Medical records including physical growth and development
    • Records of mental health, neurological and behavioral development assessments
    • Results of neuropsychological tests or school assessments
    • School records that document academic progress and problems, including Individual Education Plans (IEPs) if appropriate
    • Social Services records if available
    • Results of occupational, physical and speech/language therapy
    • Records documenting any adverse childhood events

Go to a printable version of this list.

 


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