Join the Angelman Family.
Angelman support networks and associations have been set up in many countries including Australia, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Canada.
Life with a child who has Angelman syndrome is challenging, draining, but rewarding. By making contact with other Angelman syndrome parents and Angelman Associations, you will receive support, information and access to the wealth of experience that Angelman syndrome parents have gained from growing with their children.
As the condition is rare, doctors and health professionals cannot be expected to have a full and immediate knowledge of Angelman syndrome. The Angelman family network can help. The Angelman Syndrome Association Australia Incorporated is the umbrella Organisation for children with Angelman syndrome and their families in Australia. There are support groups in each state and territory.
The Association's Objectives are:
EDUCATION: to educate Angelman syndrome families, medical and educational communities and the general public about Angelman syndrome.
SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY: to establish national, regional and local support systems for persons with Angelman syndrome and their families and to publicise the condition, its treatment and management.
RESEARCH: encourage medical and educational communities to undertake research for the benefit of families and individuals with Angelman syndrome.
FUNDRAISING: to provide services and support for Angelman syndrome individuals and their families.
If you would like to become a member of the Angelman Syndrome Association Australia, you can join us by completing our Online Membership Application Form here: Online Membership Application Form. After completing the form, please post it together with your cheque (payable to the Angelman Syndrome Association Australia) to: Angelman Syndrome Association Australia. P.O. Box 554, Sutherland. NSW 1499. Alternatively you may complete a Direct Deposit, BSB Number: 112-879, Account Number: 119637607 (please be sure to quote your invoice number or Surname in the Transaction Description). All financial members will receive discounts at national conferences organised by the association. There are also additional membership benefits provided by the Association.