Genetic Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Genetic Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Tool Objective

This tip sheet provides information for finding the nearest Canadian Genetic Centre, indications for referral and how to make a referral, and outlines information to give the person with an intellectual and developmental disability and their support persons regarding the referral process.

Developed by

Dr. Cynthia Forster (clinical geneticist) and the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011), Surrey Place, Toronto

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.