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Below is a list of resources to provide you with all the latest on birth defect information, education and prevention.

The information provided here should not take the place of advice from your personal health care provider.

General Resources

Birth Defect Research for Children
This site provides parents and expectant parents with information about birth defects and support services for their children.

Centers for Disease Control - ABC's of Healthy Pregnancy, Birth Defects and Pediatric Genetics
A short, quick list of facts and information that every expectant parent should know about birth defects and healthy pregnancies.

Kid's Quest on Disability and Health
A site designed to help 4th through 6th graders understand about other who have physical and developmental.

March of Dimes Fact Sheets
These fact sheets covers a ranges of prenatal and health topics, with many of the fact sheets available in English and Spanish.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities — Health Topics A to Z
A comprehensive collection of articles on many types of birth defects, health information and other developmental resources.


Autism Society of America
One of the leading sources of information and referral on autism, with more than 200 chapters in nearly every state.

Cure Autism Now
A resource dedicated to finding effective treatments, prevention, and a cure for autism and related disorders.

Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society
Information about health, school and life planning for children with Down Syndrome, and their families

National Down Syndrome Congress
Advocacy, public awareness, and information dissemination on all aspects of Down syndrome.

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association of America
Information and resources to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Updates on CF research and clinical trials, legislative action issues, ways to get involved in fund-raising events, and general information.

Cleft Palate & Other Facial Birth Defects

Cleft Palate Foundation
Information and support resources to optimize the quality of life for individuals affected by facial birth defects.

About Face
Information and emotional support for individuals with facial differences and their families.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
A comprehensive online information and resource center dedicated to promoting research to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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