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National. Founded 1992. Pioneering group that offers mutual support for professionals and parents of children with selective mutism or social phobia (a psychiatric anxiety disorder in which children are unable to speak in social situations). Includes social anxiety and shyness. Also open to adults who have or outgrew the disorder. Provides information and online support. Website contains research studies, printable brochures, literature and publications.
Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 13133
Sissonville, WV 25360
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Online. Founded 1999. Devoted to educating and promoting awareness about selective mutism and other related childhood anxiety disorders. Online forums and 'Expert Chats' in addition to the Connections Program that links individuals and provides state support group meeting information. Individual or family membership $45/yr.
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