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Moebius Awareness Postcard - Oregon State U · PDF fileWhat is Moebius Syndrome? Moebius Syndrome is a rare, congenital, and neurological condition that is caused by an absence or

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  • How do you express yourself?

    Individuals with Moebius Syndrome, a rare condition that causes facial paralysis, find ways beyond their face to express themselves.

    Having facial paralysis can make social interaction difficult because people are accus-tomed to receiving feedback from a persons facial expressions. This can lead others to inaccurately view people with Moebius as less happy or friendly when truly they are just expressing themselves in a different way.

    Find more info at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sps/dsil/moebius-syndrome-awareness-project

    January 24th, 2015MOEBIUS SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY

  • What is Moebius Syndrome?

    Moebius Syndrome is a rare, congenital, and neurological condition that is caused by an absence or underdevelopment of the 6th and 7th cranial nerves.

    What are common symptoms?

    People with Moebius Syndrome may experience facial paralysis,swallowing and sucking problems, motor delays, inability to move eyes laterally, inability to blink, crossed eyes, drooling, palate problems, and problems with speech clarity to name a few.

    How does Moebius Syndrome affect social interaction?

    People with Moebius Syndrome often cite a lack of awareness as their primary socialconcern. Those they interact with may notice they look different but dont know to look for other forms of expression when communicating.

    Why observe Moebius Awareness Day?

    This day is used to raise awareness in many communities, eradicate stigma, and offer a sense of self pride to those affected by this syndrome.

    What can you do to help?

    Educate yourself. Research shows that education improves awareness and impressionsof individuals with Moebius Syndrome. Get your family and friends involved. Visit thewebsite listed on the front to show us how you express yourself.

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