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The aim of this group is to provide information, friendship and support to those who have a family member or friend with Cri Du Chat syndrome or other anomaly of chromosome five. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the syndrome, however our specific focus is on supporting families from Australia, New Zealand and the wider Southern Hemisphere region. Other support groups for this genetic disorder are also available worldwide.

This website aims to provide comprehensive information for new families, medical professionals and students, and others with an interest in Cri Du Chat Syndrome. Registering as a member of this group is currently free, and allows access to forums and photo galleries. It is also planned that in the near future, registered members will able to request permission to start their own blogs, enabling you to update details of your child's progress at any time. Images, movie clips and other media can also be shared with the group at your discretion. Through the provision of this interactive site, we hope that new friendships may be formed and a wider support network might be developed.

The Cri Du Chat Support Group of Australia is a voluntary group that originated in Melbourne. We are very grateful for the efforts of founding members Margarette Christie, Wendy Craig and Sue Green, and for those who have taken an active role in creating and maintaining connections.

"Margarette, we are very pleased to be members of the support group, especially at times when I need to speak to you
because I need advice about Courtney." Denis and Emy