Internet Resources

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General Genetics Resources and Organizations

Advocacy ATLAS

This is an excellent resource for all who wish to advocate on behalf of individuals with genetic conditions, and for those who wish to be self-advocates.  From Genetic Alliance.

Genetic Alliance

Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine’s web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about genetic and rare diseases in English and Spanish.

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site

This site, from Medical Genetics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, contains links to a wealth of resources, including support and advocacy groups and disease-specific information.

Genes and Disease

Genes and Disease is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause.

Genes In Life

Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life.

Midwest Genetics Network

The Midwest Genetics Collaborative (MGN) unites patients, families, geneticists, genetic counselors, primary care providers, and public health experts from each of our seven states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) to link medically underserved populations to genetic services.

Preconception and Prenatal Genetics

Cystic Fibrosis:  Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

Information from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Every Woman Wisconsin

This site contains information related to preconception health, including some information on the importance of family history and genetics.

Genetics and Carrier Screening:  Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium

Information on carrier screening related for Jewish genetic diseases

Genetic Counseling

Information about possible reasons to have preconception/prenatal genetic counseling.

Genetic Disorders

This information related to preconception/prenatal genetics comes from the Fetal Concerns Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Questions Expectant Mothers Should Ask Before Prenatal Screening

Information from the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Pediatric (Children) Genetics Resources

Birth to Five:  Watch Me Thrive!

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.  This website provides useful information for families with young children, including those affected by genetic conditions.

Children with Down Syndrome:  Health Care Information for Families

From healthychildren.org, this information helps families to understand the medical and other issues involved with caring for a child with Down Syndrome.

GEMSS for Schools

Genetics Education Materials For School Success is a site geared towards educating teachers and school personnel about genetic conditions. It may be useful for families trying to collaborate with schools.

Jewish Genetics Resources

Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center for Jewish Genetics is an educational resource for hereditary cancers and Jewish genetic disorders. The Center strives to inform community members and raise awareness of available options, including its own subsidized genetic counseling and screening program, so they can plan for a healthy future.

Genetics and Carrier Screening: Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium

MyJewishGeneticHealth.com

This site provides a free, ongoing, genetics educational series for the Jewish Community.  From the Program for Jewish Genetic Health.

Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium

The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) increases awareness about Jewish Genetic Diseases (JGDs) and encourages timely and appropriate screening for all persons of Jewish heritage.  Information is available on the site regarding the group of diseases considered Jewish genetic diseases.