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    Cleft and Craniofacial Videos


    Smile Train
    Smile Train is an organization devoted to the single goal of delivering healing to children in developing countries afflicted with a cleft lip or palate. In addition to providing vital medical care in 78 Smile train logoof the world’s poorest countries, Smile Train also contributes patient-use grants to Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Local Resources

    Community Outreach Programs
    The Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center seeks to create an environment for families to meet and share their experience and knowledge.  We welcome all ages and conditions to join us in our various programs. Please e-mail [email protected] if you would like to be including on our email list to be informed of events.

    Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS)
    CRS is a state-funded health care program designed to provide medical treatment for children from birth to 21 years of age with specific types of birth defects. There are no out-of-pocket costs for patients covered by AHCCCS insurance and a sliding scale fee is used for patients with private insurance. Clinics are located in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Yuma, Arizona.

    The Emily Center Family Health Library
    The Emily Anderson Family Learning Center is a medical library for parents of children with health problems located in the outpatient building of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have a section of literature devoted to cleft and craniofacial disorders.

    Raising Special Kids
    Raising Special Kids provides information and support to families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in Arizona. Experienced staff lends an understanding ear and assist families in identifying and locating appropriate resources. Workshops offer training in a variety of skills including advocacy, effective communication and collaboration techniques.

    National Resources

    American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association (ACPA-CPF)
    ACPA optimizes interdisciplinary care and outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions.

    Cleft Palate Foundation
    The mission of the Cleft Palate Foundation is to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions by education and personal support.

    Genetics Home Reference
    National Library of Medicine’s website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.

    Speech-Language Pathology Guides

    These guides can help you care for your child after cleft lip and cleft palate surgery and also guide you through exercises to improve speech function.



    Learn More about the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center

    For more information or to schedule an appointment with a cleft and craniofacial specialist, please call (602) 406-3560.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.