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START Services | Genetic Syndromes Associated with I/DD - Queens Location

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Innovative Resources for Independence (IRI)

112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd

Queens Village, NY 11429

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Description: In this presentation, a basic introduction to genetic syndromes and IDD is provided. The following topics will be reviewed:

  • What is a Genetic Syndrome?

  • How genes affect behavior: Nature-Nurture Transactions

  • What is a Behavioral Phenotype?

  • Common Genetic Syndromes Associated with IDD

  • Implications for our day to day work with individuals with IDD

Information about common characteristics and conditions that individuals with these syndrome share will be presented. We study these syndromes because the more we know, the better our care will be since there are implications especially for healthcare of affected people. The power of environmental influences to alter life pathways, even in the setting of a genetic syndrome, will be emphasized. Case examples are provided.

Goals:

  1. Provide participants with a basic overview and definitions of genetic syndromes and behavioral phenotypes so they may better understand the specifics of how these entities affect the lives of people with IDD who experience them.

  2. Help participants to be equipped to provide better education and care planning for people with IDD who have genetic syndromes, by informing them of the usual associated features of the most common syndromes.

  3. Raise awareness among participants regarding the power of environmental influences over genetic influences, and share implications for their work with people with IDD.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is a genetic syndrome and what are behavioral phenotypes.

  • Describe some of the most common features associated with the more common genetic syndromes associated with IDD.

  • Describe what they can do in their work with people who have a genetic syndromes and IDD, to influence quality of life outcomes based on their increased understanding of gene versus environment interactions.

Participants can earn 2 NY Social Work CEs for viewing a training, participating in a post-viewing discussion facilitated by a member of the NY START team and completing a post-viewing evaluation.

For more information go to The Center for START Services website.

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112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd

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