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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, though we encourage families and associate members to make a donation to assist with the ongoing costs associated with running the group.  

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, Janet Ryan 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