Dup15q Developmental Clinic

Patients & Caregivers

The Geisinger Dup15q Developmental Clinic provides skilled care for children and adults with chromosome duplications of 15q11.2-13. The clinic has a special focus on learning and behavioral concerns and offers a comprehensive menu of services, including developmental assessments, psychological and educational testing, genetic counseling, medication management, neurology consultation, and behavioral evaluations.

ADMI’s leadership in the fields of neurodevelopmental pediatrics, genomic medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, special education, and behavioral health allows us to offer unique and practical services for children and adults. ADMI was created out of the need for a partnership between clinical and research efforts to improve outcomes for children with special developmental needs. Our vision is to expand and seamlessly integrate clinical services, innovation and research, education, and family support through a multidisciplinary team of providers and researchers.

At ADMI’s headquarters in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, families can access a variety of medical, behavioral, genetic counseling, and assessment services. In addition, ADMI’s team of specialists is available to provide local and long distance consultations to help schools, agencies, and families address the complex needs of children and adults with duplications of 15q11.2-13.

Call 570-522-6287 or email bahaasgivler@geisinger.edu to learn more about our full range of services for people with duplications of 15q11.2-13. 

Fast facts about dup15q: 

  • Dup15q syndrome is caused by a duplication of a genetic material from the so-called Prader-Willi/Angelman region of chromosome 15.
  • The diagnosis is confirmed by genetic testing.
  • Children and adults with the duplication show a wide range and severity of symptoms, including:
    • Seizure disorders
    • Physical differences
    • Intellectual disability
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Attention deficit disorders.

"Believe: Living with Dup15q Syndrome" provides a glimpse into the lives of four families with children diagnosed with dup15q syndrome and the different ways this little-known syndrome affects each child. Click here to play the documentary from the Dup15q Alliance

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