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Transcript of Angelman Syndrome
-delayed development -sometimes hypermotoric
-difficulty in speech -usually happy
-mental retardation -teeth spaced widely apart
-short attention span -hair/skin lightly colored
-low level of motor skills -swallowing/sucking issues Below are pictures of those with Angelman Syndrome at all different ages. Though Angelman Syndrome is a life long condition and is not lethal, there is no cure, and no way of preventing it, only treatments to buffer some of the bigger problems. For example there is anti-seizure medication, physical therapy, communication therapy, and behavior therapy all geared towards Angelman Sydrome. Support groups specialized for Angelman Syndrome are found all around the world, along with support groups for anyone taking care of someone with any form of special needs. In fact, there is one in San Jose called Parents Helping Parents. Their goal is to give in person support to help parents of children with Angelman Syndrome and answer any questions. Because we are in the technology age, some support groups are online. For example People Helping People is an online forum for asking questions Sources Information: Pictures: "Angelman Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Information on MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. Ed. Melissa Conrad Stoppler. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://www.medicinenet.com/angelman_syndrome/article.htm>.
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Child with AS. Digital image. Angelman Project. Angelman Project, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://angelmanproject.com/whatisangelman.htm>.
Girl with AS. Digital image. Angelman Syndrome Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://www.angelman.org/>.
Man with AS. Digital image. Bleach Anime. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://www.bleachanime.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42986>.
Parents Helping Parents. Digital image. Vimeo. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://vimeo.com/user8902631>.
People Helping People. Digital image. Vimeo. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://vimeo.com/27358727>