Design Surveys: Seeking input from young adults with an FASD and caregivers on the design of supportive housing. Please send us your ideas! Are you a young adult with an FASD or caregiver for a young adult? If you are interested in providing input on the design of housing for young adults with an FASD […]
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Have an extra lucky St. Patrick’s Day by enjoying some of these delicious Paddy’s Day-inspired mocktails. Mocktails are a fun way to practice 049 — zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy, and the safest choice you can make is not to drink any […]
Advocates to Rally on Tuesday for Nonpartisan Measures to Prevent and Address Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Media Contact: Sara Messelt, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org O: 651-917-2370 C: 612-618-4156 Saint Paul, Minn. – February 23, 2018, Advocates for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will gather from all parts of the state for FASD Day at the Capitol this Tuesday, February 27. A record number of advocates—170—plan to attend the event. FASD has had […]
Cermak Rhoades Architects invites young adults with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and caregivers to participate in a series of focus groups starting in April 2018. In the groups, they will seek your ideas for best practices in the interior and architectural design of supportive housing for young adults (ages 16+) with an FASD. […]
Advocates to Rally for Nonpartisan Measures to Prevent and Address Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Saint Paul, Minn. – February 12, 2018, Advocates for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will gather from all parts of the state for FASD Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 27. Over 130 advocates plan to attend—a record number for this […]
Press Release – NIH Study Finds as Many as 1 in 20 First Graders Are Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
By: Anna McLafferty, Director of Caregiver Support Services NIH Study Finds as Many as 1 in 20 First Graders Are Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS MAY BE AT LEAST TWICE AS COMMON AS AUTISM February 6, 2018 Saint Paul, Minn. – Today, JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, published […]
There is no “quick fix” to this problem, but the most helpful thing that anyone could do for those affected by an FASD is to inform themselves, inform others, and be a source of understanding and grace when working with those whose brains function differently.
CNN, Time, and The New York Times covered a new JAMA study finding that one in 20 first graders—or possibly even more are suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). More media outlets will likely continue to publish stories on this important new study. “This study reinforces that prenatal alcohol exposure is a […]
MOFAS wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day party for your kids or planning a romantic evening with your partner, these mocktail recipes are sure to please. Mocktails are a great way to practice 049 — zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy. There is no known safe amount of […]
The National Center on FASD Justice & Equity, a project of MOFAS is providing an action alert – send your comments to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Action Alert Summary The United States Social Security Administration is requesting public input on strategies for improving the adult economic outcomes of youth ages 14 to 25 with […]
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. MOFAS is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness of birth defects and actions that people can take to help have a healthy baby. Increase your understanding of birth defects by reading our ten facts below. 1. There are many different kinds of birth defects. Birth defects […]
MOFAS would like to wish you Happy Holidays! As you plan your get-togethers and celebrations, consider some of these festive, alcohol-free mocktails that can be enjoyed by all of your guests, including pregnant people, children, and those who choose not to drink alcohol. These mocktails are a fun and delicious way to practice 049 — […]
MOFAS is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2018 FASD Prevention Grant. These 11 organizations will host community events aimed at educating under-served and at-risk communities on the risks associated with drinking alcohol while pregnant. Congratulations to the following organizations: American Indian Family Center Face to Face Fathers Rise Together Kanabec County Community Health […]
This Thanksgiving MOFAS is thankful for 049 – zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy. Currently, 1 in 10 women drink alcohol during pregnancy. As you think about your holiday grocery list, consider adding some tasty mocktails to your menu. Here we offer fun and festive recipes that can be enjoyed by guests of all […]
New Community Grantees The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) announces the 10 recipients of our MOFAS Community Grants. Each year, MOFAS awards $500,000+ in grants to organizations throughout Minnesota to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) prevention, intervention, and support at the community level. We are very excited to work with these organizations […]
MOFAS Chemical Health and Recovery Grant Contract Terms (PDF version) III. BUDGET: Grantee must expend the Grant in accordance with the Grant amounts allocated to each specific line item in the budget worksheet in the Project Description. (A) Any overrun on Salaries and Fringe line items requires prior approval from MOFAS and the State. Grantees […]
September is FASD Awareness Month and MOFAS wants to share a few ways you can take part and celebrate with us.
MOFAS is looking for volunteers to help us at upcoming events and need your help. Volunteering is a great way to connect with MOFAS and be involved in the FASD community. Join us at: 10th annual MOFAS golf classic on Monday, September 11, 2017. Contact Amy Johnston, email@example.com for details. MOFAS booth at the Minnesota […]
MOFAS is offering Preproposal Meetings for those who want to learn more about the grant opportunities. Participants will have the chance to ask questions.
We have added a resource navigator, Zora Rabb, to the MOFAS team. Zora is available to work with people facing especially difficult barriers to treatment, services, and supports.
This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.