RAISING GLOBAL AWARENESS FOR
What is International Angelman Day?
International Angelman Day (IAD) is observed on the 15th February to raise awareness worldwide for Angelman Syndrome (AS). Because this is such a rare disorder, we need everyone to help us spread the word. We want the whole world to know more about Angelman syndrome!
Angelman Syndrome is a rare neurogenetic disorder
that affects chromosome 15,
resulting in intellectual and developmental delay.
It affects about 1 in 15,000 people.
We celebrate each year on the 15th February in recognition of the 15th chromosome affected, and with February being International Rare Disease month.
It is also the day after Valentine's Day, so its a good time to spread the love...