Title: IDEA – The Manual for Parents and Students About Special Education Services in Texas
Date of Publication: September 2011
This is an article written by AXYS board member Ginnie Isaacs Cover, MSW, MBA for the July 2017 issue of Exceptional Parent magazine. It provides some general information on sex chromosome variations and highlights certain challenges parents can face in getting the appropriate care and assistance for their child.
“ACMG Releases Updated Position Statement on Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) for Detection of Fetal Aneuploidy”—The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), released a new position statement on July 28, 2016 that expands upon its 2013 recommendations on the use of NIPS in prenatal care. “ACMG continues to stress that NIPS is a screening rather than a diagnostic test and positive results should be followed by a diagnostic test such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis,” wrote the paper’s lead author. Click Here.
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Date of Publication: May 2017
A couple in the U.K. are fighting to help their son with 47,XYY get what he needs to be successful in school. From the original article:
“Holly Mayatt, of Sandown Road, said her son Harry, who attends All Saints Junior Academy, is struggling more and more at school due to him not being given specialist provision which she has asked for.
Harry has XYY syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder. Symptoms may include learning disabilities and behavioural problems such as impulsivity. He also has SPD (sensory processing disorder).”
Authors: Jean-Francois Lepage, David S. Hong, Mira Raman, Matthew Marzelli, David P.
Roeltgen, Song Lai, Judith Ross, and Allan L. Reiss.
Date of Publication: February 2014
From the abstract:
“The neurocognitive and behavioral profile of individuals with 47,XYY is increasingly
documented; however, very little is known about the effect of a supernumerary Y-chromosome on
brain development. Establishing the neural phenotype associated with 47,XYY may prove
valuable in clarifying the role of Y-chromosome gene dosage effects, a potential factor in several
neuropsychiatric disorders that show a prevalence bias towards males, including autism spectrum
disorders. Here, we investigated brain structure in 10 young boys with 47,XYY and 10 agematched
healthy controls by combining voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and surface-based
morphometry (SBM). VBM results show the existence of altered grey matter volume in the insular
and parietal regions of 47,XYY relative to controls, changes that were paralleled by extensive
modifications in white matter bilaterally in the frontal and superior parietal lobes. SBM analyses
corroborated these findings and revealed the presence of abnormal surface area and cortical
thinning in regions with abnormal grey matter and white matter volumes. Overall, these
preliminary results demonstrate a significant impact of a supernumerary Y-chromosome on brain
development, provide a neural basis for the motor, speech, and behavior regulation difficulties
associated with 47,XYY, and may relate to sexual dimorphism in these areas.”