What’s Happening at MOFAS

Director of Caregiver Support Services Moves On

Dear MOFAS Families, It’s time for me to say goodbye. I recently decided to resign from my position as director of caregiver support services at MOFAS to become a full-time parent to my two young sons. It was both easy and hard to make this decision. It’s the right thing for my family at this […]

Waiver Programs in Minnesota

What Are Waivers? (PDF Factsheet) Waiver programs fund home and community-based supports and services to help people with disabilities live at home or in the community, rather than in an institution. Minnesota waiver programs are a part of Medical Assistance (MA, or Medicaid in Minnesota). Waivers may help cover services not covered by other health […]

News Alert: New Bill Signed by Governor Dayton

Announcement We are excited to update you on the legislation requiring foster parents in Minnesota to have one hour of FASD training every year as part of their required training hours. Governor Dayton signed this legislation into law on Sunday! We are incredibly grateful to our chief authors, Senator Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud) and Representative […]

Registration is Now Closed

Registration for Cheers to 20 Years is now closed. If you have questions or need to pay for previously reserved tickets, please call Amy Johnston at 651-917-2370. <- Go back to Cheers to 20 Years! website

We Need Your Input

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 […]

Mocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

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 […]

Housing Design Focus Groups

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.  […]

My brother Isaac

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.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Mocktails

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 […]

Action Alert – Social Security Administration Requests Your Comments

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 […]

10 Things You Should Know For Birth Defects Prevention Month

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 […]

12 Days of Mocktails

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 — […]

Announcing 2018 MOFAS FASD Prevention Grantees

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 […]

Autumn Mocktails

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 […]

Announcing New Community Grantees

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 […]

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