By partnering with leading medical and research institutions across the country, the ASF founded the Angelman Syndrome Clinics to provide individuals with AS, from birth through adulthood, the comprehensive medical care they need throughout their lifetime.
Each Angelman Syndrome Clinic is completely comprehensive yet has its own unique capabilities that leverage the expertise and specialized care available from each partnering organization. At the clinics, individuals have access to a variety of professionals all specializing in AS and syndromes affecting the 15th chromosome:
- Clinical geneticist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Physical/Occupational Therapist
- Genetic counselor
- Social worker
The 15q Clinical Research Network provides a foundation to support future clinical trials by having established sites with experts and patients in place to conduct those trials when they become available.
The clinicians are also able to contribute to research and provide best practices for caring for individuals with AS. Below is a list of published work that has come out of 15q Clinics:
15Q Clinical Research Network Coordinator
Zoe works closely with clinicians, industry partners and families, to help strengthen the 15q clinic network and its impact on research. She is dedicated to assisting families with clinic visits and clinical trials, as well as answering questions about clinic services, procedures and any other concerns.
More about the Clinics
Watch an interview with ASF Clinical Network Director, Elizabeth Jalazo, MD to learn more about the clinic network.