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 […]

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 […]

Advocacy Organization Celebrates 20 Years, Aims for Zero Alcohol-Exposed Births in Minnesota by 2028

MOFAS marks its 20th anniversary this year. MOFAS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by former First Lady Susan Carlson in 1998, seeks 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.

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

Advocates to Rally on Tuesday for Nonpartisan Measures to Prevent and Address Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Media Contact: Sara Messelt, Executive Director sara@mofas.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 […]

Advocates to Rally for Nonpartisan Measures to Prevent and Address Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate FASD Awareness Month

September is FASD Awareness Month and MOFAS wants to share a few ways you can take part and celebrate with us.

Volunteers Wanted

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, ajohnston@mofas.org for details. MOFAS booth at the Minnesota […]

MOFAS Resource Navigator

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.

Volunteer and Be a Community Outreach Advocate

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is looking for Community Outreach Advocates to volunteer at public awareness events.

Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP)

The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP™) is a career-focused mentoring program for youth ages 12-17 with a known or suspected diagnosis on the fetal alcohol spectrum.

Keeping Routines for Children with an FASD

Having a routine for children with an FASD can help reduce stress and anxiety.

This is Medicaid – Community Conversations

Join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Dealing with Sensory Overload for Children with an FASD

Do you notice unexplained behaviors with your child? These can be contributed to their sensory processes being over-responsive or under-responsive.

It’s Women’s Health Week

It’s Women’s Health Week. What are you doing to be your healthiest you? Read our list to learn more about nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and preconception health.

Training & Webinars

MOFAS is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized trainings on FASD for professionals.

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Family Support

We provide guidance and support for families living with an FASD.

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We host events, classes, support groups and more across Minnesota. There's something for everyone.

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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.