Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat (Cry of the cat) 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.
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.
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.
Healthy Mind online program
Healthy Mind from Black Dog Institute is a free, easy-to-read online program designed to support the mental health of people with a mild to borderline Intellectual Disability (ID).
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.
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).
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disease that may affect many parts of your body, behaviour and thinking. There’s no cure, but it can be treated.
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.
Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.