Genetics in Special Education Series

Many human diseases have a genetic component. Some of these conditions are under investigation by researchers at or associated with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Sometimes, physicians are unable to put a name to a genetic condition. When this happens, physicians will say that a child or an adult has an undiagnosed rare or genetic condition.

The Genetics in Special Education Series is e-publication that provide information about selected genetic, orphan and rare diseases. Each month NASET will present 2 such disorders in this series. We hope you find them informative.

Member's Suggestions for Genetic Disorder Topics

NASET Members can suggest specific genetic disorders be included in upcoming issues of the Genetics in Special Education Series by first logging in and then using the member's link to the suggestion form. To access the form - Login to NASET, then find the link to the suggestion form on this webpage.


Latest Issue:


Issue #20

Genetic topic  presented in this issue:

  • The Effect of the Economy in 2000 on Special Education Today


Archived Issues:


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Issue #11

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Cri du Chat Syndrome

  • Trimethylaminuria


Issue #12

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Huntington Disease

  • Myotonic Dystrophy


Issue #13

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Dercum disease

  • Hemochromatosis


Issue #14

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome


Issue #15

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • factor V Leiden thrombophilia


Issue #16

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Neurofibromatosis

  • Holoprosencephaly


Issue #17

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Thalassemia

  • Sickle Cell Disease


Issue #18

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease


Issue #19

Genetic components presented in this issue:

  • Osteogensis imperfect

  • Myotonic Dystrophy


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