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Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.

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Cri du chat syndrome

Cri du chat (“cat’s cry”) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes delayed physical development, a small head size and intellectual disability. Learn more here, including why the condition has this name.

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Angelman syndrome

A rare syndrome causing physical and intellectual disability. It can’t be cured, but some therapies can improve the quality of life of those affected.

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Rett syndrome

Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.

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Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)

Edwards syndrome, also called Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in babies that causes severe disability. It is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18.

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6 myths about cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects 1 in every 500 babies born in Australia, yet it's still very misunderstood. Learn the facts about CP this World Cerebral Palsy Day.

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Phenylketonuria

Links to trusted information about phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited disorder that increases levels of an amino acid in the blood called phenylalanine.

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Cerebral palsy symptoms

Symptoms of cerebral palsy range from muscle stiffness and weakness to balance problems. Learn all about the four main types of cerebral palsy here.

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Speech pathology

Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.

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Autism - dispelling the myths

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, affects around 1 in 100 Australians. Read about misconceptions about autism, such as symptoms and causes of the disorder.

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