Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or FASD is a range of effects that can occur when a developing baby is prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is the leading cause of developmental disabilities in the US. FASD can include physical disabilities, as well as difficulties with behavior and learning. These conditions are lifelong and irreversible, and there is no cure. The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) offers many supports and resources to families impacted by an FASD.
To find out more, visit the MOFAS website at www.mofas.org
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.
A world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, supported and valued.
A Little Bit About FEC Connie Jorgenson:
Connie has extensive experience as a county social worker. Connie has seven adopted children and is familiar with the joys and challenges of raising children with special needs, including FASD. In her previous position, she provided on-call social services to families often crisis. She is knowledgeable about county social services and is a strong advocate for her own children. She works 20 hours per week and has her office in St. Cloud.
Connie Jorgenson, Family Engagement Coordinator (FEC)