Who Are CleftPALS?
CleftPALS stands for Cleft Palate and Lip Society. We are a national, voluntary group,
comprising parents, relatives and professionals interested in the welfare of children born
with cleft related conditions.
CleftPALS was started by two friends whose babies were born during the same week at the
same hospital. They realised the support and guidance they gave each other should be
available to all parents, particularly during the first year. It is our belief that
parents who have the friendship and support of others who have experienced similar
situations, can offer their children a parental relationship and a home environment free
of the stress that might otherwise be present.
Our membership is from all states of Australia, as well as overseas. The Queensland division of
CleftPALS represents approximately 170 members.