Our MOFAS Mission

The mission of MOFAS is to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.

Our vision is a world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, supported and valued.

MOFAS Staff blog!

“Everything in moderation” does not apply to drinking alcohol while pregnant.

Posted On April 9, 2014

Submitted by Jeffrey R. Wozniak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, FASD Research Program, University of Minnesota on behalf of the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) Despite 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks of drinking during pregnancy, many women and their doctors are still are not convinced that there is no safe level […]

Appropriate Alcohol Usage

Posted On April 3, 2014

Appropriate Alcohol Usage- Getting comfortable with conversations revolving around moderation and refrainment during pregnancy By: Ambrosia Smith American culture glorifies the extremes. We’re socialized to connect ideas of success with being the richest, the smartest, the most powerful, the most loved, etc. In doing so, in this race to dodge perceived mediocrity and complacency, we neglect conversations and acceptance […]

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Parents make it happen.

Posted On April 1, 2014

Most of them will quickly tell you they aren’t angels who got a special set of wings. But the whole lot of them—birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers—are a pretty incredible crew.

FASD and Seizure Disorders: A Basic Review

Posted On March 19, 2014

Individuals with an FASD experience seizure disorders at rates significantly above those without an FASD, additional attention may be warranted.

I Am Why…

Posted On March 6, 2014

We can make a difference and stand up for those with an FASD and help prevent these disorders. Join us at the Capitol and share why FASD matters to you.

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FASD Matters – Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Prevention and Awareness

Posted On February 18, 2014

Last week we learned that there have been some dramatic budget cuts recommended for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.

Socialization Without Alcohol – Thoughts From an (Almost) 21-Year-Old

Posted On February 6, 2014

That’s where the problem lies with much of my generation: when people get together for the sake of drinking, not for the company. It seems that alcohol is the activity, socialization is the byproduct.

Applying for Disability Benefits for a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Posted On January 16, 2014

Infants born to mothers who have substance abuse issues can suffer a variety of symptoms, and in some cases, the affects can be very severe. The severity of the symptoms a child suffers determines whether or not he or she medically qualifies to receive disability benefits with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).