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
disorders.  

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
than done).
We help children with many different neurological disorders, as well as,
continue to help children diagnosed with Microcephaly!  Some of the
other neurological disorders we support are: Polymicrogyria and
Lissencephaly.  More information will be coming soon!

FCM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and public charity!  
Contributions are tax deductible!  
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We are always looking for state representatives and volunteers!  Email
jenni@childrenwithmicro.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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BIG Difference"
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Send an email to
help@childrenwithmicro.org today to find out how you can make a
difference in the lives of children diagnosed with microcephaly!
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Microcephaly affects 2.3% of newborns.
Microcephaly is COMMON - it is far more common than other well
known disorders (i.e. Autism). Microcephaly affects more than
25,000 infants & children in the United States alone 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!
 

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 Join us in the fight for raising awareness of Microcephaly!  
Andy, 15 1/2 years old with Mom, Betsy
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of children who have been
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