The Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit group that offers support for families who are affected by 22q13 Deletion Syndrome/Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. The syndrome, which affects families worldwide, is a rare genetic occurrence and is the result of a damaged or missing protein on the 22nd chromosome.
The Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, established in 2002, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group that provides support services for those who have family members affected by 22q13 Deletion Syndrome / Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. It also raises money to further awareness of the syndrome through research and sponsoring an international conference every two years. The Foundation facilitates connections between families through networking, communications and support services.