Michael Williams-Stark gives comedy improv workshops to a special group of children. Like Michael, they're kids who have cleft palates, or no palates. They meet regularly, and through comedy and performing, they learn to stand up for themselves, to gain confidence and feel less alone. Producer Cate Cochran of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presents this program as part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
Making Faces was produced by Cate Cochran of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It aired as part of the international exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
A support group for children of facial difference and their parents.
A volunteer medical services organization providing no-cost facial surgery to youth around the world.
Let's Face It
This non-profit organization creates a community of people with facial differences and their families.
Learn more about the charity that Michael Williams-Stark has established to continue his work with children.
Your Cleft-Affected Child: The Complete Book of Information, Resources, and Hope
by: Carrie T. Gruman-Trinkner, Foreword by Blaise Winter 2001
A guide for the emotional and medical issues faced by parents of children with this common birth defect.
Cleft Lip and Palate: From Origin to Treatment
by: Diego F. Wyszynski (Editor) 2002
A comprehensive account for clinicians, researchers and family members interested in learning more about this common disorder.
Cleft Palate Speech Management: A Multidiscipline
by: Robert Shprintzen and Janusz Bardach 1995
A book for speech pathologists to aid in the treatment of people with cleft palate.