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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.

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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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Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. It also causes physical, behavioural and emotional difficulties.

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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).

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Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities affect how you learn in a specific area (e.g. reading or maths). Find out more about dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia here.

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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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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).

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Tuberous sclerosis

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.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that causes a complex range of behavioural symptoms. ASD may be mild, moderate or severe.

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Phenylketonuria

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited problem with breaking down protein. With the right diet, people with PKU can live a normal life. Learn about diagnosis and the PKU diet.

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