Understanding Rare Chromosome and Gene Disorders

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With a large global network of Families and Professionals, Unique can help and support you in finding out more about your child's or your own rare chromosome disorder or autosomal dominant single gene disorder. Click on the button below to join our community and help us understand the lifetime effects of these rare disorders. Alternatively, if you have a query, email info@rarechromo.org

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Welcome to Unique

Discovering that you or your child has a rare chromosome disorder or an autosomal dominant single gene disorder causing your child's learning disability, developmental delay and maybe other symptoms can come as a great shock. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions; sadness, confusion, numbness, anger, guilt, "why me?", isolation, bewilderment and very often a sense of grief for the child you had anticipated. You might despair at the lack of information about your own or your child's disorder or that the disorder hasn't even got a 'proper' name. Whatever your feelings and emotions, we know how much it can help to talk to people who understand what you are going through and who even know what you are talking about.

How can we help?

You might want to learn more about your child's rare chromosome disorder  or single gene disorder or find another child with the same disorder. We can try to help you with information and family links. Even if your child's disorder is unique, just talking to other parents can help to alleviate feelings of isolation and "why me?" Please click on the links above and below for more information and to learn how we can help. If you can't find a guide to your child's disorder we might still have members registered on our confidential database with a similar disorder.  Just ask us on info@rarechromo.org Please note that we do not cover mitochondrial, metabolic or autosomal recessive single gene disorders.

Practical Guides and Packs for Members

We collect information to help families affected by rare chromosome disorders and  autosomal dominant single gene disorders with practical daily living and have produced a series of information guides on a variety of topics from communication to grants and funding. Additional practical guides and updates to existing guides will be coming on stream all the time, as fundraising and donations allow, so please do pop back regularly to see what’s new.

UK Membership

We have members living across the UK.  Click on the link below to see how many members live in your county.

UK Membership
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Country County No. of Members
England -none- 37
England Avon 122
England Bath & NE Somerset 11
England Bedfordshire 136
England Berkshire 122
England Buckinghamshire 113
England Cambridgeshire 192
England Cheshire 213
England Cleveland 68
England Cornwall 112
England County Durham 108
England Cumbria 75
England Derbyshire 139
England Devon 183
England Dorset 105
England East Riding of Yorkshire 25
England East Sussex 208
England East Yorkshire 58
England Essex 342
England Gloucestershire 93
England Greater Manchester 234
England Hampshire 352
England Herefordshire 22
England Hertfordshire 211
England Humberside 20
England Isle of Man 7
England Isle of Wight 22
England Kent 409
England Lancashire 307
England Leicestershire 120
England Lincolnshire 153
England London 476
England Merseyside 149
England Middlesex 136
England NE Lincolnshire 11
England Norfolk 157
England North Devon 1
England North Lincolnshire 9
England North Somerset 27
England North Yorkshire 125
England Northamptonshire 124
England Northumberland 41
England Nottinghamshire 191
England Oxfordshire 103
England Rutland 4
England Shropshire 59
England Somerset 121
England South Gloucestershire 24
England South Yorkshire 230
England Staffordshire 151
England Suffolk 146
England Surrey 341
England Tyne & Wear 153
England Warwickshire 97
England West Midlands 280
England West Sussex 157
England West Yorkshire 302
England Wiltshire 131
England Wirral 4
England Worcestershire 53
Northern Ireland -none- 4
Northern Ireland Co. Antrim 98
Northern Ireland Co. Armagh 31
Northern Ireland Co. Derry 10
Northern Ireland Co. Down 68
Northern Ireland Co. Fermanagh 12
Northern Ireland Co. Londonderry 19
Northern Ireland Co. Tyrone 21
Scotland -none- 9
Scotland Aberdeenshire 49
Scotland Angus 15
Scotland Argyll 5
Scotland Argyll & Bute 10
Scotland Arran 1
Scotland Ayrshire 30
Scotland Berwickshire 2
Scotland Caithness 3
Scotland Central 10
Scotland Clackmannanshire 3
Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 16
Scotland Dumfrieshire 6
Scotland Dunbartonshire 7
Scotland East Ayrshire 4
Scotland East Dunbartonshire 4
Scotland East Lothian 18
Scotland East Renfrewshire 1
Scotland Falkirk 1
Scotland Fife 45
Scotland Grampian 6
Scotland Highland 14
Scotland Inverclyde 2
Scotland Isle of Bute 1
Scotland Isle of Lewis 2
Scotland Isle of Skye 1
Scotland Kirkcudbrightshire 1
Scotland Lanarkshire 22
Scotland Lothian 23
Scotland Midlothian 25
Scotland Moray 4
Scotland North Ayrshire 4
Scotland North Lanarkshire 30
Scotland Perthshire 7
Scotland Renfrewshire 27
Scotland Ross-shire 10
Scotland Roxburghshire 7
Scotland Scottish Borders 10
Scotland Selkirkshire 5
Scotland Shetland 6
Scotland South Ayrshire 2
Scotland South Lanarkshire 9
Scotland Stirlingshire 33
Scotland Strathclyde 85
Scotland Sutherland 1
Scotland Tayside 1
Scotland West Dunbartonshire 3
Scotland West Lothian 24
Scotland Wigtownshire 1
Wales -none- 5
Wales Anglesey 9
Wales Carmarthenshire 21
Wales Ceredigion 11
Wales Clwyd 14
Wales Conwy 10
Wales Denbighshire 16
Wales Dyfed 2
Wales Flintshire 10
Wales Glamorgan 3
Wales Gwent 41
Wales Gwynedd 18
Wales Mid Glamorgan 30
Wales Monmouthshire 14
Wales Pembrokeshire 23
Wales Powys 15
Wales Rhondda Cynon Taff 10
Wales Rhondda Valley 1
Wales South Glamorgan 46
Wales Vale of Glamorgan 17
Wales West Glamorgan 34

International Membership

We welcome families and individuals affected by rare chromosome and autosomal dominant single gene disorders to join our membership, no matter where in the world you live.  Click on the link below to see how many members we have living in your country.

International Membership
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Country No. of Members
Albania 2
Alderney 1
Argentina 62
Aruba 1
Australia 1358
Austria 24
Belarus 2
Belgium 55
Bermuda 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7
Brazil 116
Brunei Darussalam 1
Bulgaria 7
Cambodia 1
Canada 818
Canary Islands 5
Chile 27
China 23
Colombia 27
Costa Rica 1
Croatia 13
Cuba 1
Curacao 1
Cyprus 9
Czech Republic 13
Denmark 68
Dominican Republic 3
Ecuador 4
Egypt 5
Eire 498
Estonia 4
Faroe Islands 1
Fiji 1
Finland 70
France 158
Georgia 2
Germany 233
Ghana 1
Gibraltar 7
Greece 17
Guatemala 5
Guernsey 11
Hong Kong 24
Hungary 8
Iceland 15
India 32
Indonesia 9
Iran 6
Iraq 1
Israel 41
Italy 138
Japan 12
Jersey 10
Jordan 4
Kazakhstan 1
Kenya 2
Kuwait 3
Latvia 4
Lebanon 2
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 4
Macedonia 1
Malaysia 16
Malta 12
Mexico 24
Moldova 1
Monaco 2
Montenegro 1
Morocco 6
Namibia 1
New Zealand 329
Nigeria 2
North Macedonia 1
Norway 142
Oman 5
Pakistan 4
Panama 1
Peru 5
Philippines 10
Poland 79
Portugal 39
Puerto Rico 8
Qatar 6
Republic of Panama 2
Romania 23
Russia 94
Saudi Arabia 12
Senegal 1
Serbia 4
Singapore 17
Slovakia 8
Slovenia 14
South Africa 110
South Korea 8
Spain 151
Sri Lanka 5
Sweden 119
Switzerland 61
Syria 1
Taiwan 8
Thailand 10
The Netherlands 267
Trinidad & Tobago 3
Turkey 27
U.S.A. 7684
Ukraine 10
United Arab Emirates 25
United Kingdom 9802
Uruguay 4
Venezuela 4
Vietnam 2
Zimbabwe 2
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