Welcome to the Foundation for Children with Microcephaly! We have created this website
to help and inform parents and families of children who have been diagnosed with
Microcephaly, Lissencephaly, Polymicrogyria and other closely related neurological
If your child has just been diagnosed, you have a million questions and thoughts running
through your head. It gets really frustrating when no one has the answers to any of your
questions. We are here to help! We can put you in contact with other parents that have
been or are going through the same things you are. Click here to contact a parent now.
Let's start with the basics...
Microcephaly means small (micro) head (cephaly). It is a neurological disorder where the
head circumference is less than it should normally be in an infant or a child. The condition
can be present at birth or develop within the first few years of life. Most parents do not
know why their child has Microcephaly & may never know the cause - even with advanced
genetic testing. The most difficult thing that we have found is each and every case of
Microcephaly is different. Some children have mild to moderate delays, while others have
severe delays. Most of the time there is no way to know how your child diagnosed with
Microcephaly will develop. In some cases delays are apparent right away, and in others
delays won't show up until after a year old. So the only thing that we, as parents, can do is
just try to help our child progress, enjoy every moment with your child and take life day by
day - trying not to worry about all of the unanswered questions (which is much easier said
Join our FCM Group today! A place for all of us to go for support, to keep in
touch and meet other families near you! Enter your email below to get
We now help children with many different neurological disorders, as well as,
continue to help children diagnosed with Microcephaly! Some of the new
disorders we now support are Polymicrogyria and Lissencephaly. More
information will be coming soon!
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FCM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and public charity! Contributions
are tax deductible! Donate Today and help a special star in need!
We are always looking for state representatives and volunteers! Email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in raising awareness of
Microcephaly, holding fundraisers or parent-to-parent support.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is to inform and help new parents cope with the sudden, unexpected change in their life. The
information contained on this site is not intended to replace information you have received from doctors or other health professionals. Though there are
many facts on this website, there are also many opinions. We are not doctors, we are parents of children diagnosed with Microcephaly.
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difference in the lives of children diagnosed with microcephaly!
|Microcephaly affects 2 - 2 1/2% of the entire population.
Microcephaly is COMMON - it is far more common than other well
known disorders (i.e. Autism). Microcephaly affects more than
25,000 infants in the United States each year. FCM is the only
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children
diagnosed with Microcephaly (and other closely-related neurological
disorders). We need your support! Click here to make a donation.
Join us in the fight of raising awareness of Microcephaly!
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Andy, 15 1/2 years old with Mom, Betsy
|Thank you to all who supported
National Microcephaly Day! Please
help us continue to raise awareness!
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Contact the Vice President, Bill Middleton or Executive Director,
Melissa Middleton with questions or if your child has just been
diagnosed at firstname.lastname@example.org
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