Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyAutismTeam
Real members of MyAutismTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Any Good Resources For Folks With Chromosome 16p11.2 Duplication Or Parents With Children With This Genetic Variation?

Any Good Resources For Folks With Chromosome 16p11.2 Duplication Or Parents With Children With This Genetic Variation?

I just found out that my 19 month old has this variation (through a chromosome microarray). There seems to be more information related to 16p11.2 deletion over the duplication. Anyone else's child have this? Can I hear from your experiences? We are slated to see a geneticist in September. Thanks in advance!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The only reason I remembered the exact diagnosis is because I was just working on paperwork for Special Olympics :) Good luck with the geneticist! I hope they help answer many of your questions

posted about 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I know of one individual with the duplication. He is around 18 now. I know him through Special Olympics so I don't know him too well. He's a great swimming and can do the back stroke now. He has an intellectual delay but he is physically healthy. Speech was harder for him to learn. A little on the short size. He was diagnosed with autism when he was younger but he is very friendly. Loves people. His classmates adore him.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Oh my gosh-thank you so much for this!

posted about 4 years ago
Already a Member? Log in
MyAutismTeam My autism Team

Thank you for signing up.

close