Issue # 60

Lesser Known Disorders

Rare Disorders

Roughly 7,000 rare diseases/disorders have been identified as affecting the human race. Because they are rare, it can be a real challenge for a person to be accurately diagnosed. Finding effective treatments, especially medicine, can also be a challenge—and for the same reason. Rareness. This issue of NASET’s Lesser Known Disorders in Special Education series will provide a core of resources regarding rare disorders including: Organizations addressing rare disorders; Genetics and genetic disorders; The Human Genome project; Laws you may not have heard of; Orphan drugs; and the undiagnosed condition/

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