Online Resources and Support Groups

Facial paralysis in its many forms can be incredibly isolating.  Many people can go through life without ever meeting someone else with this condition, so finding others who “get it” is like a sigh of relief. 

Not everyone, however, has a chance to meet with others in person for emotional and physical support.  This is where online support groups and resources can fill that void and help to connect you with others who are dealing with facial paralysis across the US, and even the world!

Here are some of the current resources available online:

Websites:

Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation – www.facialparalysisfoundation.org

Facial Palsy UK –  www.facialpalsy.org.uk

Bell’s Palsy Information –  www.bellspalsy.ws

Acoustic Neuroma Association –  www.anausa.org

Moebius Syndrome Foundation –  www.moebiussyndrome.org

Beauty with Paralysis – www.beautywithparalysis.com

Facebook support groups:

Facial Paralysis Support Network Australia New Zealand World

Facial Difference Adult Networking Community

Facial Nerve Paralysis Support Network

Bell’s Palsy Strong

Bell’s Palsy & Facial Paralysis Support (Group Page)

Surviving Bell’s Palsy

I Was An FP Kid

Podcasts:  

Unique Smiles:  The Facial Paralysis Podcast with Brian Apprille

http://uniquesmiles.podbean.com

YouTube Videos:

Facial Paralysis Podcast – Unique Smiles with Brian Apprille

Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation