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Angelman Syndrome Awareness

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman syndrome will require life-long care. Symptoms of Angelman syndrome: Developmental delays – vary from individual to individual Seizures A happy demeanor – frequent laughing, smiling and excitability In infants 0-24 months: Lack of cooing or babbling Inability to support one’s head, pull oneself up to stand, and delayed motor skills In young children: Lack of speech, although some develop the ability to speak a few words Delayed ability to walk, unstable gait or balance issues At age 3 my little one was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy... At 5-21-14 age 5 he was diagnosed by a new Dr. As having Angelman Syndrome. I making this community so people can learn more about this condition.