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Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)

Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.


DRM has several links at

http://www.prosopagnosia.com/, http://www.choisser.com/faceblind/ and http://prosopagnosia.homestead.com/ are personal websites by people with prosopagnosia.

The Prosopagnosia Research Center at Harvard University has an informative site at

Bill Choisser has written a moving account of the social/emotional effects of prosopagnosia that every parent and teacher of a child with prosopagnosia should read, in order to better understand how it affects a child's ability to understand and empathize with the other people:
Face Blindness and Empathy
He has also written an excellent chapter to help people with prosopagnosia deal with other people:
Ways To Improve Our Lives
This chapter is part of his e-book, Face Blind!

Email Lists/Bulletin Boards

The Face Blind Discussion Group is an email list at

The Harvard Research website has a bulleting board at


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html

Last updated Tuesday March 29, 2005

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       ~ Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller's Teacher)

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