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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.

Action Alert – Call your reps to support FASD prevention grants

Please call, email or meet with your legislators, especially if they are a conference committee member listed below. Thank them for their support of the FASD prevention grants. This program would expand support for pregnant women and moms in recovery and their young children. If you don’t know who represents you, you can look them […]

MOFAS Opposes Criminalizing Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS), along with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, March of Dimes, National Perinatal Association and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), opposes criminal penalties for pregnant women who drink. MOFAS […]

MOFAS Supports Planned Pregnancies

A healthy baby starts with a healthy, intended pregnancy. The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) supports increasing the proportion of women who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant to reduce the incidence of prenatal alcohol exposure. Link between unintended pregnancies and FASD prevention Unintended pregnancy is a widespread […]

MOFAS and Human Rights

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) recommends a human rights-based response serve as the foundation to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to promote and protect the rights of individuals with an FASD. This position statement on human rights reflects the principles under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations […]

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