Support for International Dup15q Families

A Global Statement of Unity and Common Purpose and Values for Organizations serving individuals with Chromosome 15q11-13 Duplication Syndrome including other variances within this region.


We, the undersigned, stand together and unite our voices to raise public awareness about the chromosome disorder that our children and family members suffer from, and further recognize that the road leading us to effective treatments and cures for our loved ones is best served by aligning our efforts in the activities that stand to derive the most benefit for those affected:

  • A unified scientific knowledge base in which all international groups engage, support, and participate regardless of the level of support or ability to fund research projects.
  • The development of a common standard for medical clinics in support of diagnosis and treatment of any and all conditions underlying the Chromosome 15q11-13 Duplication Syndrome including but not limited to epilepsy, GI, etc.
  • The development of a global network of resources in support of education, social and interactive needs of affected Chromosome 15q11-13 families.
  • The development of a global network of resources in support of the social and interactive needs of affected families in all countries by promoting family connections across the borders that are affected by any chromosome 15q disorder.

Who we are

We are families with members who suffer from a rare genetic disorder involving alterations in chromosome 15q11-13. As we advocate on behalf of our affected family members, we further our global goals by acting in our local communities and nations in accordance with our common values as stated above.

Where we are located


How we are organized

We are groups originally created in Western Hemisphere countries (in North America and Europe primarily) but with a goal of increasing our reach worldwide. Our groups are typically structured as non-profit organizations.

Each group or organization in each individual country will out its local charter as determined by their membership/subject to their local laws and regulations, yet strive to act globally in accordance with the principles of unity as stated above.

As examples of the global reach

a) Support of research projects on Chromosome15q11-13 Duplication Syndrome in alliance with one or more individual groups.
b) Developing clinics for Chromosome15q11-13 Duplication Syndrome and sharing information between countries on best practices
c) Support Chromosome 15q11-13 awareness and advocacy globally.

Dup15q Alliance is pleased to help European families find language and country-specific resources.

Dup15q Alliance sont plu d’aider des familles européennes trouvent la langue et le pays ressources spécifiques.

Dup15q Alliance werden erfreut, europäischen Familien zu helfen, Sprache zu finden, und Land spezifische Ressourcen.

Dup15q Alliance è lieta di aiutare le famiglie europee a trovare informazoni nella loro lingua e risorse specifiche per il loro paese.

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Dup15q Australia Ltd is an authorized charity governed by the Australian Charity & Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). Formed in 2016.  For more information click here.


l contatto per famiglie italiane: “nonsolo15” associazione per la ricerca e il sostegno di familiari e amici di persone affette da sindrome invdup15 (idic15) onlus.
tel.: (+39) 0575 583950

informazioni da scaricare: unique: “idic(15)”    “Vivere con bambini affetti da idic 15”


Dup15q France est une association de parents d’enfants ayant le syndrome dup15q (idic15, int dup15). Bienvenue | Dup15q France



Deutschsprachige Familien können sich an den Dup15q e.V. wenden. Der Dup15q e.V. ist in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz bisher die einzige Anlaufstelle, um umfassende deutschsprachige Informationen über das Dup15q Syndrom zu erhalten. Der Verein unterstützt Familien durch Familientreffen, Newsletter, Mitgliederzeitschrift, Alltagstipps, Workshops und vieles mehr. Weitere Informationen gibt es unter:
Facebookgruppe betroffener Eltern in Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz:


Families in Norway and Scandinavia can contact Ragnhild Eikeland at


Families in Nederland kunnen contact opnemen met Antal de Waij via

Dup15q Syndroom – Encore (


Visit Asociacion Idic-15 here –

Para atención a familias contactar con

The United Kingdom / International Support

UNIQUE provides support to families affected by chromosome 15q duplications and other rare chromosome disorders in the U.K. and around the world.

Idic 15 UK Private Facebook Group:

Brazil/ International Support

Dircelei Pizzi
Representante BRASIL

Síndrome genética de duplicações e microduplicações do cromossomo 15 na região 15q11.2-q13.1