Cleft Palate Foundation

We’re counting down to our local Connections Conference! Held in Chapel Hill, NC on October 3rd, this one-day family event provides education and networking opportunities, along with lots of fun kids’ activities! Click here for more information. We hope to see you there!

To see pictures and programs from past Connections events, please click here.

Professional Scholarships and Awards

Are you a cleft-craniofacial care provider? Click here to learn more about our scholarships and awards! Applications for 2016 are now available.

2015 David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship recipient, Hedieh Hashemi Hosseinabad, received her award from Dr. Kuehn at the Annual Awards Lunch of the ACPA Meeting in Palm Springs.

Feeding Your Baby

Learn more about cleft palate specialty bottles through our feeding instruction videos. Our Feeding Your Baby videos are now available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin!

Cleftline™ Bears

Our Cleftline™ bears bring comfort to children with cleft lip and palate and help them cope with questions and anxiety they experience from having facial differences. Each bear is custom-made with stitches across its upper lip and a tag attached to the ear with our toll-free number where families can call for information about cleft lip and palate.

Paige DeVaul with her Cleftline™ teddy bear

Information on Cleft Lip and Palate

Our booklets and factsheets address a variety of issues related to cleft lip and palate, such as speech, hearing, genetics, and what to expect during each phase of life.

We also have information on craniofacial syndromes including Pierre Robin, Crouzon, and Treacher Collins.

Student Scholarships

This year, the Cleft Palate Foundation awarded over $10,000 in college scholarships to full-time students with craniofacial differences.

Thank you Cleft Palate Foundation for providing this scholarship! I am truly honored. It means so much to represent an organization that works to improve the lives of those affected by cleft lip and palate – people just like me! – Karissa Parker