Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.
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.
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.
Learning disabilities affect someone’s ability to learn in a particular area (e.g. reading or maths). Unlike intellectual disabilities, they only affect a specific area of learning. Find out more here.
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.
Tuberous sclerosis affects parts of the body, behaviour and thinking. If you notice symptoms you should see a doctor, but there are ways to manage the disease.
5 things people with Down syndrome want you to know
About 1 in every 1,100 babies born has Down syndrome — and most will enjoy a long, healthy life. Here's what you need to know about Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
Links to information about phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited disorder that increases levels of an amino acid in the blood called phenylalanine.
Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.