What is Angelman syndrome?

Angelman syndrome is a genetic condition that causes neurological symptoms and distinctive physical characteristics.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism) is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people.

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect an individual's muscle control.

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects many organs in the body, predominantly the lungs, pancreas and sweat glands. 

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What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.

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What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, also known as DMD, is a breakdown and weakness of the muscles.

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What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia is a neurological developmental disability which is present from birth. 

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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain which takes the form of recurring seizures. 

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic condition which causes intellectual, behavioural and learning challenges.

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What is a genetic condition?

A genetic condition is a disease or disorder that occurs as the result of a change in the DNA sequence before a child is born.

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What is Global Developmental Delay?

The term Global Developmental Delay, or GDD, is used when a child shows delays across several areas of development.

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What is hearing loss?

Deafness, hearing loss and hearing impairment relate to the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear with either one or both ears.

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What is Huntington’s disease?

Huntington’s disease is a neurological condition caused by the inheritance of an altered gene.

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What is intellectual disability?

Intellectual disability can be caused by genetic conditions, injuries, infections or problems around the time of birth.

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What is Landau Kleffner syndrome?

Landau Kleffner syndrome is a rare form of childhood epilepsy which results in a severe language disorder. 

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What is language delay?

The cause of language delay can be a result of hearing loss, physical impairments, brain injury or intellectual impairment. 

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What is Leber Congenital Amaurosis?

Leber Congenital Amaurosis is an inherited retinal degenerative disorder that causes an infant to be born with severely impaired vision. 

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system that interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

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What is Myotonic Dystrophy?

Myotonic dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy in which the muscles have difficulty relaxing. 

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What is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder features recurrent obsessions severe enough to be time consuming or cause distress or impairment.

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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a childhood behavioural problem characterised by constant disobedience and hostility. 

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What is Parkinson’s?

People living with Parkinson’s can be impacted by motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms, which will vary with each individual case. 

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What is Perthes Disease?

Perthes disease is a condition which affects the hip in growing children.

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What is PICA?

PICA is an eating disorder in children and adults that involves eating items that are not typically thought of as food.

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What is Rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome is a severe condition of the nervous system that affects physical movement and motor skills.

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What is spina bifida?

Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly.

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What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is when damage to the spinal cord results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling.

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What is a stroke?

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, a stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted.

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What is Tourette syndrome?

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary behaviours known as ‘tics’. 

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an external force injures the brain after birth, causing physical and intellectual disabilities.

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What is visual impairment?

There are many different types of vision loss, ranging from mild vision impairment to total blindness.