UNC Comprehensive Duplication 15q Syndrome Clinic
Duplication 15q syndrome is a genetic condition occurring in 1 in 5000 individuals. The condition is characterized by developmental delays, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and epilepsy including infantile spasms.
The UNC Comprehensive Duplication 15q syndrome is a multidisciplinary clinic for individuals of all ages with a confirmed genetic diagnosis of Duplication 15q syndrome. This includes individuals with interstitial duplications of the Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome critical region (PWACR) or an isodicentric chromosome 15. Clinic is held once a month and families have the opportunity to meet with an expert team including a clinical geneticist, genetic counselor, neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, speech language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and social worker. Appointments are tailored to address each family’s individual needs for education about Duplication 15q syndrome, medical and psychoeducational management, and therapeutic/research options for this complex condition.
Additional information about this UNC clinic can be found online through the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. To request an appointment, please fill out this secure online questionnaire.
For additional information about Duplication 15q, please visit the Dup15q Alliance and Unique: The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group.