Moebius Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Congenital Facial Diplegia Syndrome
  • Congenital Oculofacial Paralysis
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Moebius Sequence

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

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.

Resources

Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Suite 517
Dallas, TX 75240
USA
Tel: (214)570-9099
Fax: (214)570-8811
Tel: (800)535-3643
Email: contactCCA@ccakids.com
Internet: http://www.ccakids.com

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
P. O. Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tel: (423)266-1632
Fax: (423)267-3124
Tel: (800)332-2373
Email: faces@faces-cranio.org
Internet: http://www.faces-cranio.org

Forward Face, Inc.
317 East 34th Street
Suite 901A
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)684-5860
Fax: (212)684-5864
Tel: (800)393-3223
Email: camille@forwardface.org
Internet: http://www.forwardface.org

Let's Face It
University of Michigan
School of Dentistry / Dentistry Library
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
USA
Tel: (360)676-7325
Email: faceit@umich.edu
Internet: http://www.dent.umich.edu/faceit

AmeriFace
PO Box 751112
Las Vegas, NV 89136
USA
Tel: (702)769-9264
Fax: (702)341-5351
Tel: (888)486-1209
Email: info@ameriface.org
Internet: http://www.ameriface.org

Moebius Syndrome Foundation
P.O. Box 147
Pilot Grove, MO 65276
USA
Tel: (660)834-3406
Fax: (660)834-3407
Email: vicki@moebiussyndrome.com
Internet: http://www.moebiussyndrome.com

Cleft Palate Foundation
1504 East Franklin Street
Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820
USA
Tel: (919)933-9044
Fax: (919)933-9604
Tel: (800)242-5338
Email: info@cleftline.org
Internet: http://www.cleftline.org

Moebius Syndrome Support Network (UK)
41 Westley Ave
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear, Intl NE26 4NW
England
Tel: (0191) 253 2090
Fax: (0191) 253 2090
Email: moebius@alex-b.net
Internet: http://www.moebius-support.org.uk

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

Society for the Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured, Inc.
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)340-5400

Moebius Syndrome Association
Beamsville
Ontario, L0R 1B7
Canada
Tel: (905) 563-0938
Email: marg@ciaccess.com
Internet: http://www.ciaccess.com/moebius/msfoc/msfoc.htm

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
800 Celebration Ave, Suite 225
Orlando, FL 34747
USA
Tel: (407)566-8304
Fax: (407)895-0824
Email: staff@birthdefects.org
Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Let Them Hear Foundation
1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (650)462-3143
Fax: (650)462-3144
Tel: (877)735-2929
Email: info@letthemhear.org
Internet: http://www.letthemhear.org

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