Welcome to the Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation

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The Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2009, with the goal to provide support, encouragement, and resources to individuals and families dealing with facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy.

We are also dedicated to raising awareness of facial paralysis concerns within the medical community, and in society at large.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope that you will find resources and information to encourage you on your journey with facial paralysis.

Current Happenings

Upcoming Meeting!

Orange County Support Group Meeting – Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. – with Dr. Jeremiah Tao.  For more  information click here.

New Facial Paralysis Research Opportunity!!

Dr. Kathleen Bogart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University, is seeking participants for a new research study. Click here for more information.

New Webinar Recording!

Neuromuscular Retraining for Facial Paralysis and Synkinesis with Jackie Diels – click here

New Podcast Series

“Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast” with Brian Apprille – Click here to listen as Brian interviews a variety of guests who share their personal journey with facial paralysis.

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Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation

9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Contact us

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We are excited to welcome Dr. Jeremiah Tao to our next Orange County facial paralysis support group meeting, at a special time, on Monday, June 3rd, at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Tao is an ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon at UC Irvine Medical Center, and he will discuss, “Facial Nerve Paralysis and The Eye.”

Many of our group members deal with eye care issues on a daily basis, and this will be a great opportunity to gain practical tips to help preserve your vision, and to hear about the latest treatment options available.

Since this is an evening meeting, we will provide a light meal of sandwiches and chips/sides for attendees at 6:15 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

We will meet at the office of Ascend Physical Therapy in Garden Grove, CA, which is in the SW Corner of the City View office complex, and free parking is available onsite.

To RSVP for this meeting, please respond by email to: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com.

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Kathleen Bogart, PhD, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University, is seeking participants for a new research study.

To take part, persons simply need to complete a 10- minute survey that examines the social and emotional experiences of adults with a variety of types of facial paralysis to find similarities and differences across disorders.

To ensure that results reflect the diversity of the facial paralysis community, it is important that many people take part.

The only requirements are that participants:

-Be diagnosed with any kind of facial paralysis
-Be 18 years or older
-Be able to read and write in English

A summary of results will be available once the study is complete at:
To help facial paralysis organizations, healthcare professionals, and researchers meet the needs of people with facial paralysis, results will be shared through publications and presentations.

Click here to complete the survey:

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