PMSFUK - Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK
PMSF UK - 1

Providing help and support

For Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

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Providing help and support

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Providing help and support

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Providing help and support

For Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

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Providing help and support

For Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

PMSF UK - 6

Providing help and support

For Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

Welcome to Phelan-McDermid Syndrome UK

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS) is caused by a deletion, or loss, of the terminal segment of chromosome 22. Also known as chromosome 22q13.3 deletion. Individuals with PMS have developmental delay. They often do not develop functional language and can have autism spectrum disorders. There is a wide range of severity of symptoms observed in people with PMS.

 

There are just over 130 families who are diagnosed with PMS in the UK & Ireland, and approximately 1500 worldwide. All people with PMS have difficulty communicating, many are non-verbal and most have low tone in their limbs. All people diagnosed with PMS need additional care to support their daily lives.

 

The Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK (PMSF UK) is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. PMSF UK is about providing a supportive inclusive community for those who have or know someone with PMS. We can provide family days and get-togethers and some limited support for additional therapies for the person with PMS (two awards given annually). There is easy access to information on this web site, about PMS and we can put you in touch with local families who have a member with PMS. Also, useful links to other charities that can support you and your family when someone has been diagnosed with this syndrome.

 

To join the PMSF and PMSF UK click here and follow the membership link.