Cleft Palate (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|123 Edward Street|
|Toronto, ON M5G 1E2|
|Phone: ||1-800-665-FACE (1-800-665-3223)|
|Phone: ||(416) 597-2229|
|Fax: ||(416) 597-8494|
|Web Address: ||www.aboutfaceusa.org|
AboutFace is a nonprofit international organization that provides information, support, and other resources to people who have facial differences. The website has information on cleft palate, cleft lip, and other conditions.
|American Society of Plastic Surgeons|
|444 East Algonquin Road|
|Arlington Heights, IL 60005|
|Phone: ||(847) 228-9900|
|Web Address: ||www.plasticsurgery.org|
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. This site has news on the latest advances and techniques of specific surgical procedures. It includes information on how to prepare for surgery, types of anesthesia used, recovery time, and average costs. You can find a qualified surgeon in your area, view before-and-after photographs, and read patient stories.
|Cleft Palate Foundation|
|1504 East Franklin Street|
|Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820|
|Phone: ||1-800-24-CLEFT (1-800-242-5338)|
|Web Address: ||www.cleftline.org|
The Cleft Palate Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has information for children, adults, and families affected by clefts and other craniofacial birth defects. It was founded by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, an international nonprofit group of health professionals who are involved in treatment and/or research of craniofacial conditions.
The Web site has information about treatment, feeding, dental care, speech, hearing, and more. You can call the toll-free phone number to get medical information and to find support groups.
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|10140 Centurion Parkway North|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Fax: ||(904) 697-4220|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
|March of Dimes|
|1275 Mamaroneck Avenue|
|White Plains, NY 10605|
|Phone: ||(914) 997-4488|
|Web Address: ||www.marchofdimes.com|
The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.
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