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SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Cleft Conference

Published on March 10, 2015

Mark your calendars to join Face-To-Face Colorado for a half-day educational conference for families, caregivers, and children with cleft lip and/or palate. The conference will include children’s activities, round-table discussions, and a  keynote speaker.

Save the Date: 2015 Colorado Cleft Conference
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Lowry Conference Center in Aurora, CO

Stay tuned for more details, pricing, agenda, and registration information coming soon!

Click here to read about last year’s conference for individuals and families affected by cleft lip and palate.

 

 

 
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Some Answers to your Insurance Woes

Published on March 5, 2015

Did you know that Colorado is one of only 15 states that have mandated health benefits for cleft lip and palate?  Some families have to fight insurance companies that claim procedures and surgeries related to cleft are merely “cosmetic,” not medically necessary. Should you ever find yourself in a similar situation, be sure you know your rights. Visit http://www.cleftadvocate.org/insurance.html  for some important information regarding current state mandates AND view helpful resources, including tips on speaking with providers. While you’re there, be sure to sign the petition to ensure similar legislation is passed in other states.

Click here to view a presentation on Colorado Insurance Law and Cleft Lip and Palate Coverage by the Colorado Division of Insurance.

 
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Spotlight on: Theresa Snelling & Betsy Straka

Published on March 1, 2015

Theresa Snelling serves on the advisory board of Face-To-Face Colorado. She has been a long-standing provider – and supporter – of cleft care in the state for 30 years.  She is currently attending her 10th mission to the Philippines to provide free cleft surgeries and intensive speech therapy to children affected by cleft lip and palate with little to no access to health care.  These mission trips are organized by the International Children’s Surgical Foundation www.icsfoundation.org, which also provides training to local doctors, enabling them to eventually treat their own patients.  Joining her for the first time is Betsy Straka, Speech Pathologist in Colorado Springs, who is also a member of the Face-to-Face Colorado Board.  To follow their progress, check out Theresa’s  blog at:  theresasnelling.blogspot.com.

 
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Mark your calendars for 2015

Published on February 1, 2015

Be sure to save these dates for opportunities to network with other cleft families and support the cleft community.

  • Dash for Smiles
    July 26, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m.
    Stapleton Central Park in Denver
    5K Run/Walk to benefit cleft lip and palate programs in Denver
    http://www.dashforsmiles.org/
  • Face-To-Face Colorado Summer Picnic
    Date TBD
    Picnic, children’s activities, and networking opportunities for Colorado cleft families.
    http://facetofacecolorado.org/
  • Face-To-Face Colorado Cleft Conference
    October 10, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
    Lowry Conference Center in Denver
    Join us for a half-day conference for families, caregivers, and children with cleft lip and/or palate. The conference will include children’s activities, round-table discussions, and a keynote speaker.
    http://facetofacecolorado.org/
 
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