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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 […]
The Facts 80% of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are in foster or adoptive care1. The prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the foster care system is 10 times higher than in the general population2. Children in foster care are at higher risk for an FASD. As many as 75% of children in foster care […]
FASD matters. This has been the mantra of MOFAS and the FASD community here in Minnesota for several years. It means we will no longer be complacent to being the “invisible disability”. It means we will continue to work to remove the shame and blame and stigma that families and individuals with an FASD face […]
Join us Sunday, August 9, from 1-4pm for a private event for families affiliated with MOFAS, Autism Society of Minnesota, Center for Engaging Autism, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota at The Works Museum.
This documentary on FASD is composed of artists and clinicians who want to change the attitude toward mental illness.
Early bird prices, special offers, and chances to win for registering and buying tickets to upcoming MOFAS events.
There are pieces of legislation that would help the FASD community and legislators need to hear from you to know how important these issues are.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month-What if my Doctor said “one drink” was okay? Find the answer to common questions related to alcohol during pregnancy on the What Women Need to Know page #AlcoholAwareness.
March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Follow a parents perspective to bring awareness this month.
FASD Umbrella Term- FASD is not a medical diagnosis. It is an umbrella term over the different diagnoses on the spectrum of disorders. Read more.
#fasdmatters- Join the Minnesota FASD community as we come together as one voice, to educate legislators on why #fasdmatters. Don’t miss out.
Make Your Voice Heard- Join the Minnesota FASD community as we come together as one voice, to educate legislators on why #fasdmatters.
When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems-Many cases of the disorders might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome.
This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.
Originally published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health PDF Version Being able to provide pregnant women prenatal care is essential to healthy pregnancies. There have been some instances where women who are low-income and ethnic minority populations may have barriers to get the prenatal care they need and not have […]
New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.
A recent study came out highlighting the birth outcomes and long term effects by comparing many different substances.
A big thank you to everyone who has donated to the MOFAS Year End Campaign.
MOFAS needs you to invest in supporting families and preventing FASD.
November is National Adoption/Family Caregiver Month and MOFAS would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers who are raising children affected by FASD.
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.