What is Dup15q Syndrome?

Dup15q syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by having an extra copy of a portion of chromosome 15 in the 11.2 – 13.1 region in combination with a number of symptoms that may include hypotonia and motor delays, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and epilepsy, including infantile spasms.

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Sharing your family story is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Your story is vital to raising awareness, understanding, and compassion, as it helps people feel connected and impacted.  You are an empowered activist changing the future!   

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Blog Spot – Super Duper Coral

Blog Spot – Super Duper Coral

Coral and Our Family Our daughter, Coral, was born on July 28th, 2016.  Three days later she stopped breathing.  After numerous tests that returned as “normal”, the genetic testing report showed that she had a rare chromosomal duplication, Dup 15q.  Dup 15q is...

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Reid – Family Story

Reid – Family Story

Hi Kelly & Adam, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself. Our son Reid was diagnosed with Dup15q Syndrome in July 2021. He was 2.5 years old and we finally had an answer after about a year of knowing that something wasn’t quite right. The genetic test...

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