International Angelman Day

Date: February 15, 2022

What is Angelman Syndrome?

Angelman Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system, characteristics that include developmental delays, intellectual disability, and speech impairments. Angelman syndrome generally go unnoticed until the age of 1 year. Children typically have a happy demeanor and have a fascination with water

Symptoms
  • developmental delay
  • intellectual disability
  • epilepsy
  • microcephaly
  • short attention span
  • happy demeanor
  • hyperactivity
  • hand-flapping
Associated Behaviors
  • tongue thrusting
  • feeding problems during infancy
  • sensitivity to heat
  • frequent drooling
  • attraction to water
Prevalence

Angelman Syndrome  is  a rare disorder and affects 1 in 12,000 to 20,000 a year. Equally to less than 200,000 case a year. Affects all ethnicities and sexes equally.

Resources

Website: International Angelman Day – FeASt – FAST (cureangelman.org)

Teaching Students with Angelman Syndrome – Special Needs Resource and Training Blog (specialneedsresourceblog.com)

Angleman Syndrome and Adulthood – Special Needs Resource and Training Blog (specialneedsresourceblog.com)

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