Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

Date: January 24, 2022

Moebius Awareness day brings awareness to the syndrome and to honor the birth date of Professor Paul Julius Moebius who first diagnosed the syndrome in 1888. Moebius Syndrome Awareness day was first recognized in 2011 by The Many Faces of Moebius.

What is Moebius Syndrome?

Moebius syndrome is a congenital facial paralysis. The primary cause is unknown and often occurs sporadically.

Signs and symptoms

  • Cleft Palate
  • Dental issues
  • Motor Delays
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to form facial expressions
  • Weakness of the facial muscles
  • Dry eyes

Resources

For more information and to download a toolkit for awareness activities, go to Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day – Moebius Syndrome Foundation Moebius Syndrome Foundation

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