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- Congenital Facial Diplegia Syndrome
- Congenital Oculofacial Paralysis
- Mobius Syndrome
- Moebius Sequence
Moebius syndrome is a rare developmental disorder present at birth (congenital) that is characterized by facial paralysis. Affected individuals are not able to smile or frown because two important nerves, the sixth (abducens) and seventh (facialis) cranial nerves are absent or not fully developed. In some instances, this syndrome may also be associated with physical problems in other parts of the body.
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75240
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Let's Face It
School of Dentistry / Dentistry Library
1011 N. University
Concord, MA 01742
Post Office Box 751112
Limekiln, PA 19535
Moebius Syndrome Foundation
PO Box 147
Pilot Grove, MO 65276
Cleft Palate Foundation
1504 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
333 East 30th Street, Lobby Unit
New York, NY 10016
Moebius Syndrome Association
5011 Hillside Drive
Ontario, L0R 1B7
Tel: (905) 563-0938
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
976 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Let Them Hear Foundation
1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Last Updated: 7/23/2007
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