About FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a range of effects that can occur when a developing fetus is prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD can include physical disabilities as well as difficulties with behavior and learning. These conditions are lifelong and irreversible, and there is no cure.


What is FASD? What causes FASD? Is there a cure? Find answers to questions like these on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) provides a wide range of FASD Factsheets. These include tips for caregivers, the prevalence of FASD in Minnesota, ways to understand FASD and more. Feel free to print these factsheets off and share with others.


There are 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risk of drinking alcohol while pregnant. Here are the latest research studies and published articles on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy and the field of FASD.

Living on the Spectrum

Do you think you may have an FASD? You are not alone. Hear stories from young adults living with an FASD, find resources and services you may qualify for, and get answers to questions you may have about FASD.


If you have questions about FASD that aren’t answered here, contact info@mofas.org or call 651-917-2370.

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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.